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Independent Board MemberSheila Finnerty, CFA

A renowned financial markets thought leader and recognized expert in fixed income, structured credit and financial instruments, Sheila brings deep credit, investment, product and distribution expertise in the insurance and asset management industries to Lakemore. 

Sheila most recently served as a founding member of both the Leadership Team and Investment Committee at Liberty Mutual Investments (LMI), where she helped transform its asset management business into an integrated investment platform that nearly doubled in size to $80 billion. In her roles at LMI, including as Head of Credit Strategies and Strategic Initiatives, Ms. Finnerty underwrote and approved public and private market investments while also contributing to LMI’s compensation design and talent strategy. Previously, Ms. Finnerty held multiple positions at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, including Managing Director and Division Head, High Yield Bonds and Leveraged Loans, and began her career at Presidential Life Insurance Company and Shearson Lehman Global Asset Management. 

Sheila currently holds various board and professional association positions, including as an Independent Director and Audit Committee Member at TCW Direct Lending VIII LLC; Investment Committee Chair, Finance Committee, Governance and Nominating Committee at Manhattanville College Board of Trustees; Philanthropy Committee Member at May Institute; and as a Founding Member of Women in Alternative Debt. She holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a BA in Management from Manhattanville College, and is a CFA® Institute Charter Holder.

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