Senior vice president at Boston Common Asset Management, an investment firm specializing in socially responsible investing (SRI), Tara Kenney works with clients that include endowments, foundations, and religious institutions interested in responsible investing.

At Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management (1987–2016), Kenney managed client relationships in Boston, Canada, and Latin America for the Global Client Group. Formerly, she was co-head of the Global Client Group for Latin America and served as portfolio manager for Alpha Emerging Markets Equity and as lead manager for Kemper Latin America, the Scudder Latin American Investment Trust, and institutional portfolios. She also worked with the DWS Latin America Fund (formerly Scudder Latin America Fund) and the Brazil Fund.

Kenney spent 11 years with the Latin American Merchant Bank of Bankers Trust, acting as chief negotiator for Latin American debt restructurings (Brady Plans) and as comanager of the firm's corporate finance activities in the Andes. Previously, she worked for Chase Manhattan Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

She serves on the boards of directors of Catholic Charities USA and various nonprofits with activities in Latin America, including Acción International, World Education and Development Fund (Worldfund), and Andean Health and Development. 

Kenney received a BA in political science and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame in 1982 and did postgraduate work in economics at the Pontifical Catholic University in Lima. She earned an MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1991.


Upcoming Events


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet
February 23
The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
Working Groups, Comparative Politics Workshop
M. Tahir Kilavuz


February 26
Diálogo: Journalism, Violence, and Freedom of Speech in Mexico
Working Groups, Latin American History Working Group, Mexico Working Group
Katherine Corcoran, Gema Santamaría
February 26
Deadline: Experiencing the World (ETW) Fellowships
Deadlines, Undergraduate Programs
February 26
Deadline: Doctoral Research Grants