Vice President, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Saumya Aggarwal is a Vice President in the Americas Client Business at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), based in San Francisco. She is responsible for cash management opportunities with investment managers in the West Coast and LATAM. She is also co-head of the Goldman Sachs San Francisco Women’s Network. Previously, Saumya was part of the Liquidity Solutions Sales team based in Singapore, responsible for cash management opportunities with multinational corporations and private companies across Asia Pacific. She joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 2012 and was named executive director in 2017. Saumya earned a BSc in Economics (Honors) from the National University of Singapore in 2012 and is a 100WF NextGen N.California committee member.
Senior Associate, GoldenTree Asset Management
Hoa Nguyen is a Senior Associate in the Performance Group at Goldentree Asset Management, based in New York City. She is responsible for various portfolio’s performance metrics and return analysis. She oversees performance attributions for the firms’ hedge funds and SMAs. Outside of work, she is a 100WF Education committee member and also involved with other non-profit organizations, promoting education and mentorship opportunities for orphanages in Africa and SouthEast Asia. Hoa Nguyen graduated Summa Cum Laude in Financial Economics after 2.5 years from University of Maine. She is a CFA charter holder and currently a Fellow at Economic Club of New York.
Investment Banking Analyst, UBS Investment Banking Division
Julie Nyeko is currently working in investment banking at UBS. She joined the 100WF NextGen London committee two years ago while an investment management analyst at a P&C global insurer. Outside of this, she is involved in a number of advisory roles including: on the committee of the Royal Over-Seas League a non-profit organisation dedicated to championing commonwealth links in the fields of art, music and education. She graduated with a degree in Law from BPP Law School.
Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes
Founder and Managing Partner, Aruwa Capital Management
Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Aruwa Capital Management, one of the few growth equity and gender lens funds in Africa closing gender gaps across society. She has more than 12 years of investment banking, private equity and structured credit experience in developed and emerging markets from global institutions. Adesuwa spent five years as Managing Partner of Syntaxis Capital Africa, a provider of growth capital to SMEs in Nigeria and across Sub Saharan Africa. Syntaxis Africa was part of Syntaxis Capital, a private equity fund active in other emerging markets with $300 million in AUM from global institutional investors. At Syntaxis Africa, she led transactions totalling more than $200 million across SSA. Prior to co-founding Syntaxis Africa in 2014, Adesuwa was in the Leveraged Finance and M&A teams at J.P. Morgan in London, where she was involved in $5.6 billion worth of transactions across emerging markets including Nigeria. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Adesuwa worked in Africa-focused PE fund, TLG Capital as an Investment Professional, involved in transactions across Anglophone Africa including a very successful investment in Uganda, where she personally invested and generated a very attractive return. She was named as an Agent of Impact in 2019 by Impact Alpha and recognised as one of the Top 35 Women Moving Africa Forward for her commitment to gender equality in private equity and across the society through Aruwa Capital’s investments. She started her career at Lehman Brothers and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol. She currently sits on a number of boards in Nigeria including Wells Hosa Green House Farms and Wells Carlton Hotel and Luxury Apartments.
Global Head of Equity Finance, Millennium Partners
Matt joined Millennium Partners in 2016 as the Global Head of Equity Finance based in New York. Prior to joining Millennium, Matt spent 6 years at Deutsche Bank and then 4 years at Barclays where he was most recently a Managing Director and the Americas Head of Equity Finance. Matt began his career in Chicago with the Citadel Investment Group in 1999 where he spent 7 years ending in London before transitioning to the sell side in 2006. Matt holds a BA in Economics from Lafayette College.
Managing Director, BlackRock
Armando Senra, Managing Director, Head of iShares Americas. He is a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, EII's Management Committee, Americas Executive Committee, and chairs the iShares US, Canada and Latin America Executive Committee. Prior to his current role, Armando was the Head of Latin America and Iberia, responsible for all business activities in markets across the region. Mr. Senra's service with BlackRock dates back to 1994, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. He has held a number of leadership roles in New York, London and Spain and has lead teams located in Europe, Asia, the US, and Latin America. His past roles within the company have included Head of Institutional and Wealth Business Latin America & Iberia, Country Head of Iberia, Head of MLIM's International Global Wealth Management Business, and Director of MLIM's Private Investor Business. Mr. Senra serves on the Board of Directors of Americas Society / Council of the Americas and 100 Women in Finance.
Beth R. Kramer
Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Beth Kramer has extensive experience in advising investment advisers on the formation and ongoing management of funds and on the regulatory and compliance aspects of their businesses. She counsels investment companies, private funds and separately managed accounts on structuring, organization, distribution, and SEC regulatory and compliance issues, including responses to SEC examinations. Beth’s experience includes the creation of new advisory businesses, along with registration and formation with appropriate regulatory authorities, development of compliance policies and procedures, performing compliance reviews, and counseling clients on compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the Investment Company Act of 1940. She also regularly advises on the creation of disclosure documents for private funds, drafting of investment management products, and evaluating fund documents for institutional investors and family offices seeking alternative investments. Additionally, Beth counsels clients on transactions involving digital assets, blockchain, and token offerings. She also advises clients on applicable securities laws and regulatory matters. She serves on the firm’s Disruptive Technology Taskforce advising on all aspects of the industry.