About the Author

Steve Norcini

Head of Sustainable Investing and Senior Equity Portfolio Manager

Steve leads the efforts to provide clients with best-in-class ESG offerings that seek to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns relative to traditional investment strategies, while aligning with clients’ goals and values in support of fostering positive societal change. He serves as an analyst and senior portfolio manager for the ESG Equity and Disciplined Core strategies of Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc., the investment advisory arm of Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank.

Steve has more than a decade of in-depth fundamental equity investing and portfolio management experience. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, he managed a long short equity portfolio for a multibillion dollar hedge fund that invests in multiple asset classes and strategies around the world. Steve was also responsible for the development of various fundamentally based quantitative investment and hedging strategies for the fund.

He holds a master’s degree from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairfield University. Steve is also a member of the investment committee for the Chester County Community Foundation.

By the Author

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion

Steve Norcini and Samantha Sedar |
Wilmington Wire

June 9, 2021—M&T/Wilmington Trust has a proud history of valuing diversity and being active supporters of the LGBTQ community. However, sustainable investing is distinct from our organization’s philanthropic efforts as we are not looking to give up returns in exchange for supporting causes that align with our values. Rather, we see diversity (in all its forms) as a material financial factor for analysis.


Webinar: ESG Strategy Returns—Why We Believe They May Be Sustainable

Tony Roth and Steve Norcini |
Investment Management

April 21, 2021—Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment strategies have long been in vogue and investors are showing a greater-than-ever appreciation for their principles. Do ESG strategies require a sacrifice on the performance front—or can you reap competitive returns while putting your money to work in a way that aligns with your values? Time will tell, according to our experts.


Capital Perspectives April 2021

Tony Roth and Steve Norcini |
Investment Management
Capital Perspectives

March marked the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19-induced bear market low. The past year could not be more unlike anything any of us have ever experienced. And while no two recessions ever repeat, this one doesn’t even appear to rhyme with anything we’ve seen in history. The nature of the exogenous economic shock, the depth and speed of the economic collapse, and the extraordinary monetary and fiscal response make the 2020 recession truly unique.


Episode 26: Capital Markets Forecast 2021 ESG investing strategies—Are they right for your portfolio?

Tony Roth and Steve Norcini |
Capital Considerations with Tony Roth

December 14—Harvard Law Professor Robert Sitkoff joins Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth to discuss ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing principles and how fiduciaries may incorporate them into portfolios, while Head of Sustainable Investing Steve Norcini weighs in with his views on stakeholder capitalism and how ESG can help companies achieve long term sustainability.Robert Sitkoff, John L.