Honeybee Capital - Katherine Collins
reconnecting investing with the real world
Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, dedicated to pollinating ideas across varied fields in pursuit of optimal investment decision making. After a long and successful career in traditional equity management, Katherine set out to reconnect her investment philosophy with the broader world, traveling as a pilgrim and volunteer, earning her MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School, and studying the natural world as guide for investing in a valuable and integrated way, beneficial to our communities and our planet.
Prior to founding Honeybee, Katherine served in numerous capacities at Fidelity Management and Research Company: as head of US Equity Research, she led one of the largest buy-side research operations in the world. As Portfolio Manager, she was solely responsible for investment decisions for the multi-billion dollar Fidelity America funds while based in London, and for the entire range of Fidelity Mid-Cap Funds while based in Boston. Every fund that Katherine managed at Fidelity outperformed its relevant benchmark during her tenure. As Analyst, she managed several different industry-specific Select funds and researched over a dozen different industries. She also spent two years at the Fidelity Foundations, acting as Program Officer for these large philanthropic organizations.
Katherine serves on the board of the Biomimicry Group, led by Janine Benyus, and on the Advisory Board of Ethical Markets Media, led by Hazel Henderson. She has traveled the world as an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and has held numerous volunteer positions with Wellesley College and its Business Leadership Council. Katherine serves as board member of the Santa Fe Institute, an independent research group focused on complex adaptive systems, and of Last Mile Health, an organization building a network of community health care workers in Liberia. She is a member of the Harvard Divinity School Dean’s Council, the investment committee of BELLE Capital USA, and the Sprout Lenders group, and an advisor to Criterion Institute and the PopTech Impact Fund.
Katherine is an alumna of Wellesley College and Harvard Divinity School, and holds a CFA designation. Her newest neighbors in Massachusetts are several thousand honeybees.