We believe non-financial data provides valuable insight into a company's operations and bottomline.
When we set out to build Madeira in 2012, we found that most asset managers and allocators struggled to accurately measure non-financial performance and fell short of meeting investors' demand for transparency and value-based products. We saw a need for objective, independent reporting and a technology-enhanced ESG analytics system that was industry-, geography- and growth-stage agnostic.
We knew it would take a thoughtful and intelligent approach to data integration (and a brilliant team of analysts and data scientists) to ignite a change in the way investment decisions are made and capital is deployed. We knew that if we were successful, we would have a measureable, positive impact on our world and our future.
That's why our core focus has been to deliver unique datasets and invaluable decision-making tools to our clients, ranging from private funds, holding companies, family offices and institutional investors.
That's why we founded Madeira Global.
Meet The Founders
Christina Alfonso-Ercan is the Chief Executive Officer of Madeira Global. Since its inception, Christina has set the framework for the organization's overall vision and strategy and, together with the Madeira leadership team, has led its implementation, product development and expansion efforts.
Christina’s leadership role in the field of ESG analytics and socially responsible investing has been highlighted in financial publications including Institutional Investor, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Worth and LEADERS Magazine. She has also been a featured speaker at the Concordia Summit, the Worth Wealth Summit and academic conferences hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Georgetown and Wharton.
In 2016, Christina was recognized as a "Game Changer" by the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, she was awarded "Women of Influence” by the New York Business Journal and received City & State Reports' "Pioneer Award for Distinguished Achievement in Impact Investing.” In 2014, Christina was initiated into the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and was named a "Rising Talent" by the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society. She was inducted into the international honors society of economics, Omicron Delta Epsilon, in 2004.
Prior to Madeira, Christina served as a director at WWI Group, a Brazilian private equity firm, and a member of the private client services group at AllianceBernstein in New York.
Christina currently holds advisory board positions at PathNorth, the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, serving as co-chair of the New York Chapter.
Christina holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Fordham University, where she graduated Cum Laude, and an M.B.A. from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Alexandra P. Cart is the Director of Business Development of Madeira Global. In her role, Alexandra is responsible for the development and continued growth of the firm’s client base, management of key relationships, and the curation and advancement of scalable opportunities.
For her work in the industry, Alexandra's accolades include being named a Forbes "30 under 30" Social Entrepreneur, a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Fellow, one of the WSJ "Women of Note” as well as a member of the Milken Young Leaders Circle. She is a frequent featured speaker globally and her work has been highlighted in publications including Institutional Investor, Conscious Company and Leaders Magazine.
Previously, Alexandra was a managing director at G2 Investment Group, a New York-based boutique investment management firm. Additionally, she has worked with government and political entities in the United Kingdom, United States and Argentina. She graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science with a specialization in Latin America.
Additionally, Alexandra is an active term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the advisory boards of Pennington Partners & Co. and Rockefeller Capital Management.