Tideline Deepens Impact Investing Expertise with Strategic Hire

Amy Bell joins impact investing strategy consultancy as Senior Director

NEW YORK, May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tideline, a provider of tailored advice to clients developing impact investment strategies, products, and solutions, announced today that Amy Bell, formerly the Head of Principal Investments of JPMorgan Chase’s Sustainable Finance group, has joined the consulting firm as Senior Director.

Since inception in 2014, Tideline has completed strategic advisory projects for leading foundations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, and Rockefeller Foundation. Tideline has also worked with KKR, Impact Community Capital, Generation Investment Management and other financial services firms, and innovative groups such as Environmental Defense Fund, Nonprofit Finance Fund and the US Agency for International Development.

“Amy joins us during a period of expansion at Tideline, consistent with growing investor interest in impact investing,” said Christina Leijonhufvud, Tideline Managing Partner. “She is a prominent leader in impact investing, known for her investment experience, exceptional analytical capability and ability to lead and manage complex, multi-stakeholder initiatives.”

Prior to joining Tideline, Bell served as Executive Director and Head of Principal Investments for the Sustainable Finance business unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this role, she managed a $100 million portfolio of impact investments in businesses benefiting low-income and underserved populations. She also led the development of program-related investments for the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and closed $10 million in loans under the program. In her last year with the firm, she worked in Costa Rica with EcoEnterprises Fund, supporting their work to grow businesses that drive conservation outcomes and improve rural livelihoods.

Before her work in Sustainable Finance, Amy worked at JPMorgan’s Investment Bank as part of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Consumer & Retail Coverage groups. She also worked as a consultant for Deloitte in the Dispute & Forensics Service group. She has a BBA and MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.

“I’m thrilled to be joining at such a pivotal time, both in terms of Tideline’s growth and that of the broader development of the impact investing market,” said Bell, who will be based in Austin, Texas. “I have been fortunate to be a part of the marketplace over the last several years and am excited to put that experience and knowledge to work in service of our clients.”

About Tideline

Founded in 2014, Tideline is a consulting firm that provides tailored advice to clients developing impact investment strategies, products, and solutions. Tideline serves a variety of clients with a team of 18 based in New York, California, and Texas, including market leading foundations, financial services firms, development finance institutions, international donors, family offices and non-profits.

Tideline's Managing Partners, Christina Leijonhufvud, Ben Thornley and Kim Wright-Violich, have deep expertise in financial services, public policy, and philanthropy and represent over 30 years of collective impact investment market experience.


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