Lara Banks, a Managing Director, is responsible for portfolio management and manager selection for Makena's Traditional and Sustainable Natural Resources portfolios. In addition to her duties in running the Natural Resources portfolios, Lara leads the firm's sustainability efforts as it relates to investment diligence and oversight. Prior to joining Makena Capital Management, 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 & gas fields. Prior to GE, Lara was a power markets analyst at DC Energy, a proprietary energy trading firm. Lara earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and Government from Cornell University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
“We invest through dedicated Natural Resources managers that have the expertise to exploit dislocations driven by market dynamics, new technologies and regulatory changes.”