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Sharon French

Head of Beta Solutions

  • B.S. from University of Delaware

Sharon French leads the strategy, development and implementation of the firm’s smart beta ETF products and solutions. In addition, she oversees the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. She serves on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team, governing the overall strategic direction of OppenheimerFunds.

Sharon has held a variety of senior roles during her 30 years in financial services and joined OppenheimerFunds in 2016 from BNY Mellon, where she was Senior Strategic Advisor to the CEO and President of Investment Management, focusing on ETF and multi-asset business growth. Previously, she served as President of F-Squared Capital. Before that, she was Head of Private Client & Institutions at BlackRock for its iShares business. French spent nearly a decade at AllianceBernstein and held prior roles at mPower, Smith Barney, and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Sharon serves on the Board of Women in ETFs. She received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Delaware, and earned her Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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  • B.S. from University of Delaware
  • 31 YRS

    Industry

  • 2 YRS

    Oppenheimer

Insights

Sustainable Investing

The Drivers and Challenges of Sustainable Investing

Head of Sustainable Investing

Head of Beta Solutions

Sustainable investing is a growing but highly nuanced space that requires close analysis.

Smart Beta

What Could Disrupt ETFs? “Mr. ETF” Explains

Head of Beta Solutions

Reggie Browne visited OppenheimerFunds to discuss the road ahead for ETFs.

Sustainable Investing

ESG in Focus Series: Understanding the Opportunity

Head of Beta Solutions

We explain the key drivers behind the rise in ESG investing and why the trend may be here to stay.

Sustainable Investing

Understanding Sustainable Investment Approaches

Head of Beta Solutions

Sustainable investing has gone mainstream, but it remains misunderstood.

Press Releases

OppenheimerFunds to Present at Forbes Women’s Summit

FWA and OppenheimerFunds offer two free Saturdays at Museum of American Finance on June 10 and 17, 2017.

Revenue Weighting

What’s the "Smartest" Smart Beta?

Head of Beta Solutions

Why revenue weighting may be the “smartest” of the smart beta strategies.

Revenue Weighting

The Smarter Way to Weight the Index

Head of Beta Solutions

Why we believe revenue-weighted ETFs hold great promise for investors.

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