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Kara W. Shaw

Associate, Investor Relations

Kara joined Charlesbank in 2020, after relocating from San Francisco, where she worked for Moelis & Company. As a private funds advisory associate for Moelis, Kara helped with capital raising and provided advisory services to clients across a range of private equity strategies in the US and Europe. Prior to Moelis, she was an analyst at AQR Capital Management, a quantitative hedge fund in Connecticut. Earlier in her career, Kara worked as a prime brokerage sales analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

A native of Norwich, Vermont, Kara was a competitive ski racer in high school and college, participating in various international ski racing competitions and multiple US Alpine Championships. Her interests today include being active outdoors, learning how to surf, traveling and reading history books. She lives with her fiancé in Boston.


Middlebury College – BA in psychology