Amanda McLaughlin is a Director of Operational Due Diligence. Amanda joined Makena in 2020, with nine years of direct ODD experience and twelve years of overall experience with alternative investments. Prior to joining Makena, Amanda was a Senior Hedge Fund Analyst at K2 Advisors for six years, responsible for initial and ongoing due diligence reviews of hedge fund and long-only fund managers across numerous strategies and jurisdictions. Prior to K2, Amanda held alternative investment roles in operational due diligence, valuation, and fund analysis. Throughout her career Amanda has conducted diligence on asset managers of varying strategies, including long-only equity, hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and natural resources. Amanda earned an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business) and a B.A. in Business Administration and International Studies. Amanda is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).