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Asha Richards
Managing Director, General Counsel

Ms. Richards has over 20 years of experience in alternative asset management. Prior to CIFC, Ms. Richards was co-founder and general counsel of an alternative asset manager and adviser focused on investing in Latin America. Ms. Richards was General Counsel of Brookfield Asset Management’s Private Funds Group for four years where she was responsible for the structuring, marketing, fundraising and closing of private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds, as well as joint ventures. Ms. Richards also played a critical role in the development of three global corporate platforms—Fund Operations, Conflicts Management and Compliance. Prior to joining Brookfield, Ms. Richards worked with Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she represented a wide range of private investment funds, in their fund-raising efforts, operations and transactions, as well as certain institutional investors. Ms. Richards started her career at Shearman & Sterling LLP where she also focused on asset management. Ms. Richards holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.