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The Investors First Podcast

Jul 14, 2022

Our guest today is Ranji Nagaswami, Managing Director, Chief Strategy/Commercial Officer at SVP Global. Headquartered in Greenwich, CT. SVP is a global investment firm focused on distressed debt and private equity opportunities. Founded in 2001, SVP has over $18 billion in assets under management, 4 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia and has ~140 employees and over 60 investment professionals.

Ranji is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and is also the Founder and Lead Moderator of the Aspen Institute Finance Leaders Fellowship program. She has served as trustee and member of several boards, including the Yale University investment committee with David Swenson, the UAW VEBA investment advisory council and the Curtis Institute Investment Committee. Last, but certainly not least, she is a CFA Charter Holder.

In today’s episode, we start with Ranji’s experience as the youngest ever MBA student at Yale, discussing the positive impact that studying dance as a child had on her. We then discuss some of her career highlights, including her time at Alliance Bernstein, Mayor Bloomberg and as the CEO of Hirtle Callaghan. We then take a deep dive on private credit investing. Last, we discuss her involvement with the CFA Institute and the wonderful work
she is doing at the Aspen Institute.

Our hosts today are Steve Curley, CFA and Chris Cannon, current board members (and Past Presidents) of CFA Society Orlando. Please enjoy the episode. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.