Ms. Bates is a Principal at Pension Consulting Alliance and focuses on private credit and other alternative asset classes.
Previously, Ms. Bates served as as the Director of Credit Strategies at Silver Creek Capital. Her responsibilities included underwriting and monitoring credit-focused strategies as well as communicating Silver Creek’s strategies externally. Prior to joining Silver Creek, Ms. Bates spent over eleven years at Hewitt EnnisKnupp (and the legacy EnnisKnupp & Associates) where she most recently served as a Senior Research Consultant on the Liquid Alternatives team, focused on credit-related hedge funds. While at HEK, Ms. Bates worked with some of the largest institutional plan sponsors in the industry on their hedge fund programs, advising on portfolio construction, manager selection and program design. She also was a key team member of the manager selection phase of the Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP) of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Prior to joining Hewitt EnnisKnupp, Ms. Bates began her career at Lehman Brothers in New York where she was an analyst on the emerging market debt desk.
Ms. Bates holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Indiana University.