Ms. Bates is a private markets consultant and has over 20 years’ of industry experience. Ms. Bates joined our firm in 2019 as part of the merger between Meketa and Pension Consulting Alliance (PCA). Ms. Bates focuses on private debt/credit investments and other alternative asset classes. Prior to joining PCA in 2017, Ms. Bates served 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 11 years at Hewitt EnnisKnupp (HEK) (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) and Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Prior to joining HEK, 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 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Indiana University.