Ms. Kanekar has over 20 years of experience providing complex tax consulting, structuring and compliance services for hedge funds, private equity funds, and the investment strategies and products they employ. Prior to CIFC, she worked at credit focused investment firms, the Blackstone Group, Angelo Gordon, Cross Ocean Partners, and Silver Point. She specializes in credit, including distressed debt & special opportunities, and hedge/private equity asset classes. In addition, she has worked with public accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen, in senior positions. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she was awarded the Chairman’s Award for being a team lead for the design and development of the curriculum for Learning & Education – Structuring and Strategy: Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds. Ms. Kanekar holds a B.Com degree from University of Pune, India, graduating first class with distinction.