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Vanessa Lakbachi


Vanessa is a former investment analyst at La Francaise, an investment management company. She was part of a global team previously known as Forum Securities specialized in Global Real Estate Securities (GRES). She has worked on multiple investment strategies within the fund including long-only and hedged strategies and more recently shariah compliant and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focused mandates. She worked both in London and New York and covered Western European and North American markets over four years at the firm. Prior to her experience in investment management, she was an intern at Lazard in their Mergers & Acquisitions division where she focused on financial institutions (FIG), and at Goldman Sachs in their securities division. She graduated from Cass Business School, University of London, City with a BSc. (Hon) in Banking and International Finance. She is passionate about politics, especially financial policy and would love to use her skills to work in the field. She is from Reims, France and a US permanent resident. She is a globetrotter who loves to discover new places, meet new people and enjoys cooking, dancing and practicing boxing.