DEE DEE SKLAR
Dee Dee Sklar is a Board and Advisor Candidate. As a senior banking executive with global experience in banking and alternatives, she has managed global businesses providing financing and other solutions to private equity firms, portfolio companies, and asset managers across three international banks. Dee Dee retired from her role as Vice Chair, Subscription Finance at Wells Fargo. She is the current Global Co-Chair of Women In Fund Finance and is a part of the Fund Finance Association’s business development initiatives. She is a member of the Cerberus Operating and Advisory Company Competitiveness Council , 17Capital’s Strategic Advisory Board and Tealbook’s AI Supply Chain Technology’s Business Advisory Board.
Mary is a Partner and Head of the Fund Finance Practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mary has helped to establish Simpson Thacher in the representation of financial sponsors in fund financings. She is widely acknowledged as a leading lawyer in the subscription credit facility market and represents many of the world’s preeminent sponsors of private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and other investment funds on the largest and most complex fund facilities. Mary is Vice Chairman of the Fund Finance Association.
Kate is a Corporate Partner resident in Fried Frank's London office, and head of the firm's European Private Equity Funds Practice. Kate advises fund sponsors and financial institutions across a broad range of asset classes, and counsels fund managers on carried interest, co-investment and other incentive arrangements, including leveraged co-investment arrangements. She also has considerable experience advising on a broad range of other international private equity transactions.
Fantine Jeannon is responsible for the investment operations across ICG’s Private Debt, Real Assets and Structure and Private Equity products, and manages all elements of the deal execution process. She is based in ICG’s London office. In addition, with the significant growth of Fund Finance in ICG, Fantine’s role has evolved to include permanent membership of the team that source, structure, negotiate and settle all debt deals for ICG Funds.
Danielle is a Partner in the Banking and Finance team in Hong Kong at Mourant. She advises on a broad spectrum of cross-border transactions, including asset finance, fund financing, acquisition and leveraged finance, debt restructurings, project finance, real estate finance, securitization, fintech and general corporate lending. Danielle has significant experience in helping major financial institutions, lessors and investors on the financing and leasing of commercial aircraft, corporate jets and other related assets.
Nick Mitra manages the Capital Call and Hybrid Facility business for Natixis for the Americas. Nick is also a co-founding member of the Fund Finance Association, an industry group dedicated to Fund Finance, where he serves on the Board of the Association as the First Vice Chairman.
Nick is also a co-founding member of the Women in Fund Finance, an industry association dedicated to supporting diversity and the participation of women in the alternative capital space, where is the Co-Chairperson of the Board.
Nick holds dual MBAs in Finance and Information from NYU and a BS in Finance from Lehigh University and is a CFA charter holder.
Ann is a Partner in the Finance practice at Mayer Brown. She has over 20 years of experience financing private funds, sponsors and portfolio companies at every level of the capital stack and every phase of their existence. Ann represents major domestic and foreign banks on subscription credit facilities, net asset value facilities, and other fund financings - regularly acting on the largest and most complex facilities to the world’s preeminent sponsors.
Emma Russell is a Partner and Head of the Finance Practice Group in the London office of Haynes and Boone. Emma is an experienced loan finance lawyer with extensive knowledge in global fund finance, real estate finance transactions, and structured and specialty finance, as well as more general experience in acquisition, leverage, and general corporate finance. Her practice focuses on the full range of fund lending products across all fund sectors.
Fi is a Director of Investment Industry Finance and Insurance Sector Finance Asia-Pacific at ING, based in Singapore. Fi joined ING in 2018 to help expand ING’s fund financing business in Asia Pacific. Before ING, Fi spent nearly a decade at Barclays in London and Dubai, where she was Director, Financial Institutions Group and helped build a successful Private Equity coverage franchise supporting financial sponsors and alternative asset managers in EMEA and the US.
Niamh Targett is a Director at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) based in Hong Kong, where she heads the Institutional Funds Coverage team for Asia. Niamh and her team cover private capital firms providing subscription facilities and real estate financing, hedging support and cash management solutions, as well as acting as the primary co-ordination point for such funds ‘engagement with structured and leverage finance teams across the bank.
Niamh has over 20 years of banking experience, having worked in London and Hong Kong, covering financial institutions, with a particular focus in the Funds segments across markets and financing products.
Niamh holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce, and has her CFA Level 2.