Marcia Page Awarded Fund Finance Association’s 2022 Julian Black Lifetime Contribution to the Industry AwardMarch 2, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS – Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, and MPowered Capital, an investment firm established to invest in best-in-class female and other underrepresented talent in the alternative investment space, are pleased to announce that Marcia L. Page has been awarded Fund Finance Association’s 2022 Julian Black Lifetime Contribution to the Industry Award.
As one of three co-founders of Värde Partners in 1993, Marcia helped oversee the firm’s growth into a leading global asset manager with approximately $14 billion in assets under management. In 2015, Marcia transitioned from Co-CEO and Co-CIO to her current role as Co-Executive Chair and today is still one of only a few successful female founders of an alternative asset manager.
Marcia has continually led pioneering work within the investment industry and been a true advocate of driving diversity and inclusion in financial services. Most recently, Marcia launched MPowered Capital, which seeks to accelerate the growth of female and other underrepresented talent by providing access to the capital, commitment, and connections needed to help grow their firms.
Accepting the award, Marcia Page said:
“I’m honored beyond words to receive this award and incredibly appreciative. I might be the first, but I’m sure I won’t be the last female recipient. Over the last 30 years the pace of change of diversity in leadership positions has been glacial, with unique challenges around access to capital and fund formation for women and other underrepresented talent in the industry. Through MPowered Capital, we are starting to address those capital pain points and accelerate equity in the industry.”
MPowered believes it is able to offer its clients exposure to an exceptional, diversified pool of targeted investment talent that many investors ordinarily would not have access to given their emergent nature as fund managers and the complexities involved with underwriting and conducting due diligence.
It operates as an independently-managed investment firm and has been developed in collaboration and partnership with Värde Partners to leverage certain business and operational capabilities.
About Värde Partners
Värde Partners is a leading global alternative investment firm with roots in credit and distressed. Founded in 1993, the firm has invested $85 billion since inception and manages approximately $14 billion on behalf of a global investor base. The firm’s investments span corporate and traded credit, real estate and mortgages, private equity and direct lending. Värde has offices in Minneapolis, New York, London, Singapore and other cities in Asia and Europe. For more information, please visit www.varde.com.
About MPowered Capital
MPowered is an independently-managed investment firm established to invest in best-in-class female and other underrepresented investment talent in the alternative markets. Founded by Marcia Page, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Värde Partners, the firm is focused on accelerating equity for women and other underrepresented talent through capital and strategic support. Leveraging its extensive investing and firm building experience across strategies as well as an array of investment types, including structured transactions, direct/co-investments, and fund investments, MPowered believes it is uniquely positioned to provide investors with access to an exceptional, diversified pool of talent while generating superior risk-adjusted returns. For more information, visit www.mpoweredcapital.com.