What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field?
I’m a Senior Vice President at GE Asset Management and I lead a team of risk professionals responsible for the management of market and operational risk for our externally managed assets. This includes our Alternative Asset area which is comprised of Hedge Funds, Commercial Real Estate, and Private Equity portfolios. In addition, I have responsibility for enterprise wide risk reporting and performance analytics.
I began my career with GE in finance and spent several years progressing through a series of finance leadership roles at GE Capital. After obtaining my MBA, I had a desire to broaden my experience and a mentor encouraged me to consider a cross functional move into Risk Management. I saw this as an opportunity to build on my finance background while developing an expertise in a new functional area.