Lara Banks is a Managing Director and a member of Makena’s Management and Investment Committees. Lara is responsible for portfolio management and manager selection for Makena’s Traditional and Sustainable Natural Resources portfolios. In addition to her duties overseeing natural resources investments, Lara leads the firm’s sustainability efforts as they relate to investment diligence and oversight. Prior to joining Makena, Lara was an associate at GE Energy Financial Services, a financial division investing across the capital structure of energy assets. At GE, Lara analyzed investments in domestic and foreign oil and gas fields. Prior to GE, Lara was a power markets analyst at DC Energy, a proprietary energy trading firm. Lara earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics and Government, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.
“We invest through dedicated Natural Resources managers that have the expertise to exploit dislocations driven by market dynamics, new technologies and regulatory changes.”