Few investment professionals are as focused on meeting their clients' goals and personally as well-rounded as Jennifer Faust.
I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer when she was the Director of Portfolio Management for OPIC Investment Funds over 10 years ago. I saw her work from two different perspectives: first as her in-house lawyer when I was responsible for the legal work of the Investment Funds group and later, as her supervisor, when I served as Acting Head of the group on the business side.
Within the Investment Funds group, Jennifer built an effective monitoring program and team, using her skills both on the technical side and the management side. At the same time, she provided valuable strategic advice to the agency that led to success in identifying and selecting new fund managers who were a good fit for OPIC's mission of development finance in emerging markets.
Jennifer knew how to successfully navigate the challenges of a government agency and build relationships with fund managers investing in challenging environments as well as like-minded international investment partners, pursuing mission-oriented sustainable development in the most challenging emerging markets.
Jennifer has the highest integrity. I continue to admire how she has continued to build on her professional experience and see her as one of the most talented young investment professionals I have known.