Sylvia OwensManaging Director at Kennedy Lewis Investment Management, LLC
Sylvia Owens joined Kennedy Lewis in 2021 and is a Managing Director focused on the Firm’s business development and investor relations activities. Ms. Owens was formerly a Managing Director and Global Private Credit and Real Assets Strategist with Aksia, a specialty investment consultant. In her role at Aksia, she was responsible for overseeing the implementation of private credit and real assets portfolios across a global base of LPs, and advised investors with respect to portfolio construction, investment selection, pacing, risk and tactical plans.
Ms. Owens has partnered with prominent industry organizations to increase awareness of private credit as an asset class, including spearheading the development of Institutional Limited Partners Association’s (ILPA) Private Credit Specialist Series, where she was one of the lead instructors for the course.
Prior to joining Aksia, Ms. Owens spent nearly a decade in the private markets space, working with both investors and GPs across private equity, real assets, and private credit selection and positioning. She began her career at Goldman Sachs in Chicago, where she oversaw the Midwest Convertibles business and then moved to New York to co-lead the institutional synthetics convertibles business.
Ms. Owens graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.