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NextGen Network

Next Gen’s mission is to establish a forum for the exclusive benefit of junior, working professionals in the fund finance industry ranging from entry level positions to Vice Presidents and Senior Associates. This collective of bankers, private market professionals, lawyers and others related to the fund finance industry, will gather to share market insights and benefit from educational, networking, and mentorship opportunities in an engaging atmosphere. Next Gen, established in 2018, will continue to host events in London and New York City. Events will include educational seminars, networking socials, and industry panels, which will be collectively aimed at achieving Next Gen’s goal of developing the junior professionals to be future leaders of the industry.

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2023 NextGen Member of the Year Award Recipient
Sara Casey - Hark Capital
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!

US Committee

Bolton, Shen Mei (Sidley Austin LLP)
Shen Mei Bolton
Managing Associate

Sidley Austin LLP

Casey, Sara (AB Private Credit Investors)
Sara Casey
Director

AB Private Credit Investors

Grafal, Jorge (Goldman Sachs Asset Management)
Jorge Grafal
Vice President

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Kwei, Annabella (Stifel Bank)
Annabella Kwei
Vice President

Stifel Bank

EMEA Committee

Buckett, Joel (Deutsche Bank Wealth Management)
Joel Buckett
Vice President | EMEA Fund Finance

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management

Fuller, Emily (Haynes Boone)
Emily Fuller
Counsel

Haynes Boone

Lai, Jessica (Blackstone)
Jessica Lai
Director

Blackstone

Malik, Billal (Citibank)
Billal Malik
Director

Citibank

APAC Committee

Basu, Somdatta (ING)
Somdatta Basu
Director, Fund Finance APAC, Financial Institutions

ING

Carter, Natalie (Walkers)
Natalie Carter
Senior Associate

Walkers

Chow, Karen  (East West Bank)
Karen Chow

East West Bank

Eriksson, Victoria (Ashurst)
Victoria Eriksson
Senior Associate

Ashurst