Chief Investment Officer
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115-0049
Noradeen Farlekas, LP.D., CFA, serves as MMBB Financial Services’ Chief Investment Officer. Noradeen spent the majority of her career with the IBM Retirement Fund as a senior member of the Investment Team. As Head of Global Equities for IBM’s Defined Benefit Plan, she was responsible for over $14 billion in global equity investments, including all internally and externally managed portfolios, transition management, operations and trading. In addition, she was the Senior Portfolio Manager of six in-house passive portfolios and the externally managed active international portfolio. During her tenure, Noradeen also served as Head of Global Equities for IBM’s Defined Contribution Plan. Prior to IBM, she co-managed Entergy Corporation’s defined benefit and defined contribution plans.
At Northeastern University, Noradeen completed her doctorate in law and policy. Her research focused on combining impact investing and philanthropy to increase educational equity in the U.S. Noradeen has consulted and advised in the impact investing, foundation and nonprofit spaces. At both Fairfield University and Northeastern University, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, including global capital markets, impact investing, sustainable economics and environmental economics. Noradeen continues to leverage her deep institutional investment experience and research around her interest in racial justice investing; socially responsible investing; and social, education and economic justice issues.
Noradeen is on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee for the Norwalk Community College Foundation and serves in an advisory capacity for JUST Capital, the Daniel Trust Foundation and the University of Scranton.