Clare Murray '17

Clare Murray '17

Associate Director of Strategy, LeapFrog Investments

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Clare Murray ’17 is an associate director of strategy at LeapFrog Investments, a private equity firm that invests in businesses aiming to reach emerging customers across Asia and Africa with quality, relevant, and affordable products or services. LeapFrog is a “profit with purpose” investor in businesses that provide critical financial tools, such as insurance, and healthcare services and products to a low-income customers.

Before joining LeapFrog, Clare was a vice president at BlackRock, advising institutional clients, particularly family offices, foundations and college endowments, on impact investing initiatives. Within BlackRock’s sustainable investing platform, Clare was responsible for educating clients on sustainable investing and developing impact products for public and private markets. While at BlackRock, Clare completed the executive MBA program at Columbia Business School. Prior to this, Clare worked at Goldman Sachs as a financial investment professional in private wealth management. She provided investment advice, trade execution, and portfolio management for high net worth individuals, including current and former GS partners.

When Clare was exploring career options prior to joining LeapFrog, she knew she wanted to help build investment products that were at the intersection of non-concessionary returns and impact, so investors would be able to meet their fiduciary obligations while also achieve positive societal outcomes. She leveraged her Columbia Business School relationships and spoke with a number of professors and other connections that offered input and made introductions for her that were incredibly valuable. Clare was also involved with the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise and participated in a consulting project with environmental advocates of NY.

Clare was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list – Class of 2018. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York, and a BA from Duke University, North Carolina.

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