Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Lasair receives recognition as woman-owned enterprise

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Carrie A. McCabe
Opalesque Industry Update – Lasair Capital LLC ("Lasair"), an institutional alternative asset management firm, is pleased to announce that it recently received both national and state certifications as a Woman Owned Business Enterprise from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council ("WBENC") and New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women's Business Development ("DMWBD"). These designations officially recognize Lasair as a majority woman-owned, operated, and controlled enterprise.

"Receiving recognition as a woman-owned enterprise marks an important milestone for our firm," said Carrie A. McCabe, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Lasair. "We believe that being a woman majority-owned and operated firm is one of many unique differentiators that sets Lasair apart from other managers in the institutional asset management space."

Carrie A. McCabe founded Lasair in 2008, after an extensive 26-year career in the investment industry that included executive positions at Blackstone Group and FRM. Throughout her career, Ms. McCabe has played an active role in promoting women in business, sharing her knowledge and vast business experience with organizations such as 100 Women in Hedge Funds and Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

In February 2010, the HedgeFund Journal named Ms. McCabe one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds. Ms. McCabe was also a recipient of the NOW Award for Women of Power and Influence in 2006, which honors outstanding women who have used their influence to create opportunities for women and who serve as role models in the community. She is a regular speaker at hedge fund industry conferences on a variety of alternative investment topics.

Press release

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. U.S. hedge funds prepare for worst finish this year since 2008[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S.-focused hedge funds are preparing for their worst year since the 2008 global financial crisis, following a series of letdown including the market sell-off in August and the sell-off in healthcare and biotechnology sectors last month, reported

  2. Investing - AQR Capital and Renaissance Technologies raise stakes in Southwest Airlines[more]

    From In the previous part of this series, we saw how institutional investors played Southwest Airlines (LUV) in 2Q15. Now let’s move on to the trades executed by key hedge funds in Southwest Airlines over the same period. … Most of the hedge funds that had significant exposu

  3. Manager Profile - Pimco alternative funds flourish as 30-year bond rally fades[more]

    From Inside Pacific Investment Management Co., the bond behemoth that lost two chief investment officers last year and saw almost $500 billion of client money leave, a hidden profit engine is easing some of the pain. For more than a decade, Newport Beach, California-based Pimco has qu

  4. Niche Investing - Art investment funds: Attracting institutional and other new investors[more]

    From The Deloitte/ArtTactic Art and Finance Report 2014 (the "Art and Finance Report") noted that the "global art investment fund market was estimated to be worth at least $1.26 billion in the first half of 2014." This seems almost inconsequential when juxtaposed with the $54 billion of

  5. DoubleLine’s Jeffrey Gundlach warns of another round of market shakedown[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: DoubleLine Capital co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach is painting a bleak future as he warned that the U.S. equity market and other risk markets, such as high-yield "junk" bonds, are facing another round of selling pressure. Gundlach said in an interview with