Yeenee Kim Leri is Managing Director of Investor Relations and Business Development at Claritas Capital, an alternatives investment firm which provides capital across private markets (private equity and credit) to late-stage venture and growth companies in health care and technology, in addition to real estate deals.
Previously at AQR Capital Management, a $200BN global multi-strategy investment firm, she was a senior Client Strategist, managing and cultivating the firm’s institutional relationships. In addition to spearheading investment strategy initiatives and asset allocation for clients, she led efforts sharing insightful thought leadership.
Prior to AQR Capital, she was a Vice President in Global Investments Marketing and Strategy within J.P. Morgan's Private Bank. She was responsible for strategy and marketing initiatives across all global asset classes, including Alternatives (Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate) and the GIO (Global Investment Opportunities) Group.
Yeenee began her career at Goldman Sachs where she spent 10 years years covering alternative managers and institutions in a variety of marketing facing roles.
Yeenee earned a BS in Finance with a Japanese minor from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a Benjamin Franklin Honors Scholar and a member of the Lantern Honor Society (Wharton's Senior Honor Society).
Originally from Baton Rouge, she is a Louisiana native and loves cooking and all cuisines.