Derek Deutsch, CFA, is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at ClearBridge Investments, LLC. Mr. Deutsch co-manages the ClearBridge Sustainability Leaders Strategy with Mary Jane McQuillen. Mr. Deutsch has more than 17 years of investment industry experience. He joined a predecessor organization in 1999 and spent six years as an equity research analyst responsible for the health care sector. Prior to joining ClearBridge, Mr. Deutsch worked as a special assistant at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., and also as a journalist covering health care policy for the American Political Network. Mr. Deutsch earned a B.A. from Brown University and an MBA from Georgetown University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts.