Lara Clarke is a Co-Founder, Past President and a member of the WIIIN Advisory Council.  

At The Carlyle Group, Lara Clarke is a Managing Director and Senior Relationship Manager responsible for building and enhancing Carlyle’s strategic relationships with the largest institutions in the Western U.S.  Prior to joining Carlyle, Lara was a Managing Director, Client Advisor and Head of Public Fund Client Strategy at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. As a Client Advisor, she oversaw client and business development efforts and provides tailored investment solutions serving U.S. institutional investors across public and corporate pension plans. As Head of Public Fund Client Strategy, Ms. Clarke set the strategic direction including engagement and thought leadership with public fund clients and consultants across the U.S. Previously, Lara spent a decade as a Managing Director at Los Angeles Capital Management, leading the firm’s marketing strategy to the public pension, corporate plan sponsor, foundation/endowment, and consultant community in the Western and Midwestern U.S. Before then, Ms. Clarke focused on business development and relationship management at Thomson Financial.  

Lara received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and BS in Finance and International Business from Pennsylvania State University. She is also on the Women’s Steering Committee for AIF Global and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Women’s Alliance. In her spare time, she enjoys sailing and skiing with her two daughters.  

Lara can be reached at

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