Charles de Segundo founded and is a partner at Impact Delta, a specialist advisory firm created to accelerate the adoption of a more responsible capitalism. The firm advises its clients on developing and implementing industry-leading approaches to sustainability, in order to drive superior returns and asset-raising performance.
In 2019 he served as a Senior Advisor with TPG’s $2bn Rise Fund, the largest fund of its kind, to advise it on the launch of an impact-oriented infrastructure strategy, as well as on the broader expansion of TPG’s impact investing franchise.
Prior to his engagement with TPG, he served as an Executive Vice President at PIMCO, a global investment management firm with $2tn in assets under management. Over nine years at that firm, he held a range of leadership and operating roles in the institutional, retail distribution, and corporate marketing teams. He was associated with the launch of PIMCO’s Latin America and Caribbean business, which led to the opening of the firm’s first office in the region in 2012, as well as with the restructuring and relaunch of PIMCO’s $250bn AUM U.S. advisory brokerage distribution business. From 2015-2017, and catalyzed by the departure of PIMCO’s co-founder, he oversaw a reorganization of PIMCO’s firm-wide thought leadership and content marketing efforts.
He began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in London, and the firm’s macroeconomic research group, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), in San Francisco. Prior affiliations include membership of Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, and as a research associate at the Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais.
Charles holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where he was designated a George Fellow. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar. He is a CFA Charterholder, a Climate Reality Leader, and he holds SASB’s FSA credential.