Kevin Brennan

Principal
Kevin Brennan

Kevin is a Principal of Equilibrium’s Investor Network team, raising capital for Equilibrium strategies.

Kevin joined Equilibrium in 2013, having devoted his career to the intersection of sustainability and finance. Kevin first trained as an equity analyst at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, now Blackrock, from 1998 -2002. At MLIM, he worked on the initial capital raising of the New Energy Technology Fund and watched the development of the early carbon markets in Europe. Intrigued by the concept of environmental markets as a critical lever to sustainable development, he went onto earn his master’s degree with focus on climate, environmental and natural resource economics. Moving back to London, Kevin joined the Energy Project Finance team at HSBC and was part of the working group developing the Equator Principles lending standards with the IFC. He also spent three years capital raising in the alternatives sector with International Asset Management, one of the early innovators in Funds of Hedge Funds. Kevin returned to environmental markets as a Portfolio Manager at Natsource Asset Management, before moving to San Francisco to join Terra Global Capital a specialist in forest and agricultural emissions reductions projects (Kevin remains on the Advisory Board today), working on the launch of the Terra Bella Fund.

Kevin completed a B Comm bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business at the University of Edinburgh, during which time he spent a year at one of France’s leading business schools, Ecole Superieure des Affaires in Grenoble. He pursued a Master in Environmental Management at the University of New South Wales in Australia and achieved the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2001.

Away from the office, Kevin is a passionate surfer and once-per-year triathlete. He has competed in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon six times, leading the fundraising of over $200,000 for brain aneurysm research along the way.