Ivy Jack is head of equity research for NorthStar Asset Management, Inc., a Boston-based wealth management firm that specializes in socially responsible investing. Ivy's primary work involves synthesizing the research process while working with senior management to incorporate NorthStar's strategic vision of socially responsible investing. Prior to joining NorthStar, Ivy worked at TJX Companies, where she supervised a team that evaluated and consolidated the financial results of the company's four divisions in addition to providing guidance to senior management on presenting the company's earnings results to the external investment community.
Earlier in her career, Ivy worked on Wall Street in the financial services industry, where she was a vice president in the equity research department at Barclays Capital (formerly Lehman Brothers) and covered the food and drug industry. As a sell-side equity research analyst, she provided investment recommendations and analysis to large and small institutional investors, in addition to authoring in-depth research reports on various industry-related topics. She was awarded honorable mention in the Institutional Investor Survey, and worked on a team that was consistently ranked #1. Ivy began her career at Morgan Stanley in the corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions departments.
Ivy graduated from Spelman College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in economics. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Robert F. Toigo fellow, and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she was a fellow at the Institute for International Public Policy. She is currently a CFA Level III candidate.
Ivy currently sits on the board of directors for Brookview House, Inc., one of a few housing organizations in the greater Boston area that provides shelter and social services to women and their children, especially male teenagers. She is interested in issues concerning race and gender, and believes that advocating for more inclusive environments can benefit all of society. She previously served as treasurer for the Harvard Business School Women's Association of New England.