Matthew Diserio

Matthew Diserio

President, Water Asset Management

Biography

Mr. Diserio has been a guest lecturer on the water industry and water policy at the Brookings Institute, the World Bank, Harvard’s Kennedy School, Wharton Business School, Babson College and the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to co-founding Water Asset Management, LLC in 2005, Mr. Diserio spent 25 years in fund management and securities analysis at Diserio Partners LP, Schafer Cullen, Water Street Capital, PaineWebber and Donaldson Lufkin, and Jenrette. Mr. Diserio graduated from Bowdoin College in 1981 with a BA in Government and History.

Water Asset Management, LLC (WAM) invests globally in companies and assets that ensure water quality and water supply. WAM believes that scarce water is the resource defining the 21st century just as plentiful oil was the resource that defined the 20th century. Public and private equity investments include water utilities, water treatment and infrastructure companies, and water resource assets such as water rights and water resource rich agriculture in the arid South West U.S. and Australia. WAM implements an active management approach to its investment strategy including the privatization of a U.S. Water Utility, a successful proxy initiative, and regular engagement with company boards and senior management on capital allocation and governance issues. WAM’s team has high level experience in water utility operation and regulation, water rights law, water resource development, water treatment technology, agriculture operations and advises water focused NGOs. A WAM partner chairs Water Aid America and is a trustee of Water Aid International.