Brad Handler
Program Manager, Sustainable Finance Lab, and Researcher

Brad Handler has been with the Payne Institute since 2020. As the Program Manager for Payne’s Sustainable Finance Lab, he researches how to spur more private institutional investment into lowering carbon emissions with a particular emphasis on fossil fuel assets, carbon removal and carbon offset markets. Brad is a former Wall Street Equity Research Analyst with 20 years experience covering the Oilfield Services & Drilling (OFS) sector at firms including Credit Suisse and Jefferies.

While on Wall Street, Brad published regularly on the state of the sector including demand implications of changes in the global energy markets (and the Shale Revolution), additions to OFS capacity and the competitive landscape, the financial health of individual companies and the opportunities and challenges presented by technology innovation. External recognition includes being ranked Top 3 Oilfield Services analysts in the annual Institutional Investor magazine survey, the most widely recognized survey of Sell Side analysts by asset management professionals, and he has presented at industry conferences and company seminars.

Brad’s experience prior to equity research includes business line management and strategic analysis at an Industrial Gases firm and commercial lending. Brad has a B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.