Clara Fagan is a Senior Vice President with Ariel Alternatives, LLC. In her role, Clara is responsible for sourcing and executing deal opportunities, due diligence and portfolio management. Before joining Ariel, Clara was a Senior Director with the Impact Investments group at NYL Investors, which manages $282 billion across fixed income, real estate, and private placements for the New York Life General Account and third-party investors globally. In that role, Clara was responsible for new deal origination and portfolio management, along with contribution to the formulation and execution of New York Life’s impact investment strategy focused on addressing the racial wealth gap.
Prior to that role, Clara spent 11 years with New York Life’s Private Placement group where she was responsible for investment origination, portfolio management, and maintaining relationships with investment banks. She contributed to over $8 billion of new investments and managed a $3 billion debt portfolio of over 50 companies across 15 sectors.
Clara is a board member of Good Shepherd Volunteers, which connects recent college graduates to one-year, full time volunteer opportunities serving women, children, and adolescents affected by poverty, violence, and neglect. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Manhattan College and an MBA from Columbia University. Clara is a CFA charter holder.