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NextGen Member of the Year Award

The Fund Finance Association (FFA) established the Next Gen Member of the Year Award to recognize the great work young professionals are doing in the Fund Finance space. The purpose of this annual award is to recognize a young professional in the Fund Finance community who embodies the mission of the NextGen Network and demonstrates their commitment to the industry.

Selection Criteria

The Award recipient will be selected based on outstanding general overall contribution to the FFA, the NextGen Network and/or the Fund Finance industry and their firm, with an emphasis on professional contributions focused on education, career development, mentoring, networking and community service. Nominees must fall into one of the following categories: - Employed at a bank, service provider, investor or fund borrower below Director (or equivalent) level; or - Employed at a law firm below Partner level

2024 NextGen Member of the Year Nomination Form


2023 Recipient

Sara Casey

AB Private Credit Investors

Sara Casey, Principal, Hark Capital, has been selected as the 2023 NextGen Member of the Year Award recipient. Sara has been an excellent mentor and role model to many young industry professionals. We appreciate her dedication in tirelessly promoting the NextGen cause over this past year. Sara’s contributions to the industry have been meaningful and impactful, and she has a passion for helping others succeed in their careers. With demonstrated natural leadership ability, her willingness to share her knowledge and experience with others has inspired many to follow in her footsteps. Sara is clearly one to watch, and we are proud to honor her with this award. Congratulations, Sara!

Past Recipients

Bolton, Shen Mei (Sidley Austin LLP)
Shen Mei Bolton
Roper, Cameron (Proskauer Rose LLP)
Cameron Roper