Alexandra Noble is an independent strategic advisor to financial institutions and charities, and has a particular interest in mentoring the next generation of investment leaders. Her portfolio career includes a consulting role for Pensions for Purpose, coaching and strategic advice to firms, a Chair role at Future-Fit Ltd and roles as a charity trustee and director. Our conversation is a broad-ranging one which starts with Alexandra’s entry, into finance and her time as a fund manager as well as a manager of people. We discuss the traits that made her a leader, and what she learned from the industry as well as peers. We move to her current portfolio career and the passion she has to mentor the next generation of leaders, and how the complexities of business and the world today necessitate a different style of coaching.This podcast is brought to you with the kind support of Pluscios Capital, a women-owned, WBENC certified investment management firm based in Evanston, IL. With over 60+ years of combined investment management experience, co-founders Constance Teska and Kelly Chesney are committed to the development of bespoke investment solutions on behalf of institutions and intermediaries. In addition to broadly diversified core and catalyst solutions, Pluscios provides hands on product development support and custom solutions with a focus on diversity-led and emerging managers.