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Funders' Biographies

Michael Brandmeyer

Investment Management, Goldman Sachs

Mike is co-chief investment officer of the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group and co-head of Private Equity Strategies. He is co-chair of the AIMS Private Equity Investment Committee, AIMS Credit and Fixed Income Committee, AIMS General Partner Strategies Investments Committee, and is a member of the AIMS Real Estate Investment Committee. Previously, he was co-head of the AIMS Vintage Secondaries Platform. Before joining the AIMS Group, he was a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Group focusing on domestic and international high yield. Mike joined Goldman Sachs in 1995 as an associate in the Investment Management Division and was named managing director in 2004 and partner in 2012.

Mike serves as a member of the Advisory Board at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Mike earned a BA in International Affairs from the University of California, Davis, an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MIA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is a CFA charter holder.

Anu Jayanti

Global Head of Relationship Management, Citigroup

Anu Jayanti is the Global Head of Relationship Management within Citi’s Global Institutional Client Group. Anu manages the global team that is entrusted with covering the firm’s top customers across the Market’s extensive product suite. Her understanding of Investor client’s strategic priorities and ability to ensure best in class services and resources are put at their disposal are key objectives of this role.  She acts as a problem solver, facilitator and dealmaker.  In this role, she works with CEOs, CIOs, COOs, CROs and Senior Portfolio and Trading Managers.

Anu has a 30-year track record in the Institutional Sales arena, most of which she spent marketing Foreign Exchange products and services.  She joined Citi in 2001. 

Anu’s background is multicultural and multilingual, speaking fluently in Spanish, French, Italian and German. Anu holds a B.A. Economics from Wellesley College and an M.Sc. Economics from the London School of Economics.