Karen Frank is Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Equities. The Equities team manages $47 billion in net assets, including a portfolio of more than 60 private companies, significant investments in public companies, and relationships with more than 30 private equity funds. Karen will be based in London, where she has been living for over 20 years.

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Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’, Karen was CEO of Barclays Global Private Bank, and sat on Barclays International Executive Committee. She joined Barclays in 2012 and was Co-Head of the European Financial Sponsors group before taking responsibility for the Private Bank.

Karen started her career in private equity in 1992, working in Goldman Sachs’ Principal Investment Area in New York and London, and continued working in private equity with AEA Investors and Compass Partners International. In 2005, Karen rejoined Goldman Sachs’ to build the firm’s middle market Financial Sponsors business.   

She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Economics.

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