Head of ESG Research, Vice President
“Through diligent analysis that thoughtfully balances key credit factors and proactively focuses on future credit trends, we separate the facts from the rhetoric in a really fragmented market.”
Emily E. Robare is a vice president and Head of ESG Research on the credit research team within the Investment Research & Strategy department. Ms. Robare serves as a member of the Investment Committee and a pension specialist, and is responsible for conducting credit research on potential bond purchases and surveillance on existing portfolios, tracking state budgets and legislation, writing credit research reports, carrying out internal credit studies, and other related duties of the credit research team. Ms. Robare also leads our sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research efforts, including integration of ESG risk factors into credit analysis for all of the bonds we hold.
Prior to joining Gurtin Municipal Bond Management in October 2012, Ms. Robare spent three years at Moody’s Investors Service, where her portfolio of municipal credits included general obligation, essential service, and special tax-backed securities across several states. She also authored various national publications and was a member of local government rating committees. Before working at Moody’s, Ms. Robare held several positions in the public sector in the workforce and economic development fields, including positions at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, and Iowa Workforce Development.
Ms. Robare earned a master’s degree in public policy and management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Grinnell College.