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SuperReturn US West
September 15-17, 2025
Hilton Los Angeles Universal CityLos Angeles

Cari Lodge
Managing Director, Head of Secondaries at CF Private Equity


Cari B. Lodge is head of Secondaries and a member of the Investment Committee. Her responsibilities include oversight of due diligence, underwriting, manager selection and investment management for the firm’s private capital Primary, Secondary, Co‐Investment and Distressed Capital Programs. Cari has over 20 years of secondaries experience and has closed over 325 secondary transactions for approximately $2.8 billion in total capital obligation. She began her career at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (which merged with Credit Suisse in 2000) as an Associate in Investment Banking. She spent 12 years with Credit Suisse’s Secondary Team, Strategic Partners, since its founding in 2000, and served as a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Commonfund Capital, Cari was at Tulane University’s Investment Management Office where she was responsible for overseeing the private equity and private real assets investments for the endowment. Cari is presently a member of the advisory board of several private capital limited partnerships. Cari is also a member of the Investment Committee of her alma mater, The Hotchkiss School. She received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in both Economics and Government and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Agenda Sessions

  • Putting capital to work: deploying dry powder to maximum effect