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Women In Private Funds

Tell us who you think should be included on the third annual list, which celebrates the achievements of women working across alternative assets.
Demand for private wealth investment is growing at breakneck speed. At the head of this expansion sits Blackstone’s Joan Solotar, whose plans for the investor base could see it become one of private equity’s biggest sources of capital.
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PEI Group’s Women of Influence list showcases the women in private markets who are championing diversity, innovation and best-in-class operations across their alternatives portfolios.
Two of this year’s Women of Influence, Luxcara’s Alexandra von Bernstorff and BlackRock’s Pam Chan, discuss the challenges of breaking into private markets and the personal skills that are key to successful investing.
Two professionals featured in PEI Media’s Women of Influence in Private Markets list 2022, APG’s Keren Raz and General Atlantic’s Melis Kahya Akar, discuss the challenges they faced as women in the field.
Diversity enters the private debt conversation
While women remain underrepresented in private markets, particularly at senior levels, PEI’s annual Women of Influence list demonstrates that there is certainly no shortage of female talent.
Creating value from diversity
Though the market largely concurs that diversity of talent drives value, enacting meaningful change at the portfolio level is something of a journey.
The private equity industry must work together to create an inclusive culture and increase the number of women at senior levels, says Level 20’s CEO.
Career paths in private markets may not be linear, but there are always opportunities to learn and build relationships, says BlackRock’s Pamela Brylski.
The Women of Influence 2022: Private debt
Our programme spotlights women whose achievements, innovation and leadership are reshaping private markets across a broad range of asset classes.

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