Lisa Polsky Joins Ultra Capital as Senior Risk Advisor

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San Francisco, CA. – Ultra Capital recently announced the appointment of Lisa Polsky to the position of Senior Risk Advisor. Lisa will also become a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee joining several prominent Independent Investment Committee members of Ultra Capital including, Charles Bralver, of Oliver Wyman & Co., John Hague, of PIMCO, and William Laverarck Jr. of J.H. Whitney & Co. Lisa has been a Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for several leading financial institutions including Morgan Stanley and CIT.  Ms. Polsky’s appointment expands the Ultra Capital Investment Committee to eight members.

“We are delighted that Lisa is joining Ultra Capital as Sr. Risk Advisor and look forward to welcoming her to the Ultra Capital team. Lisa is highly respected and brings considerable experience to this new role.” states Bill Brennan, Co-CIO of Ultra Capital. “She will be a true asset to the team and will bring an added layer of risk management processes to the Firm”.

Lisa is and has been on Corporate Boards, Industry & Regulatory Boards, and a Senior Risk Advisor to a number of firms throughout her career. Currently, she sits on the Deutsche Bank IHC Board, chairing the Risk Committee; the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Board, and is a Senior Risk Advisor to AQR Capital Management. Other boards she has served on include the Piper Jaffray Board, chairing the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee; the Board of ThinkorSwim on-line brokers, which was sold to TD Ameritrade; the Board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, chairing the Security Industry Association’s Risk Committee; as well as serving on the Boards of the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). Lisa ‘s experience includes Risk Advisory work for Advent Private Equity, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, CalPers, Fannie Mae and others.

Most recently Lisa was Chief Risk Officer at CIT, where her role included credit risk, both financial and non-financial risks, reputational risk, regulatory risk, and strategic risk. She previously worked at Jane Street Capital, and was also a Partner and Head of Risk & Investment Solutions at Duff Capital Advisors.

Prior to her risk management positions, Lisa created and ran businesses including derivatives at Citibank and Bankers Trust, hedge funds & structured funds at Bankers Trust, and client financing at Merrill Lynch. She is in the Risk Management Hall of Fame, the Derivative Strategy Hall of Fame and is a Women’s Bond Club Merit Award winner. She is a founding member of Women on Wall Street and an angel investor in 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Lisa received a B.S. degree in International Business & Economics from NYU.

About Ultra Capital
Ultra Capital builds and manages portfolios of small to mid-size sustainable real asset projects in agriculture, energy, water and waste. The firm provides institutional investors with diversified portfolios of yield oriented real assets; and project developers with capital and project finance expertise. Ultra Capital has assembled an experienced team of investment professionals with a broad range of expertise in project development, finance, engineering and capital markets that can deliver consistently underwritten and risk managed projects to investors. For more information about Ultra Capital, please visit

CONTACT: Stephanie Strid Davis, Ultra Capital LLC: (215) 278-9862

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