Since joining Palladium in 2015, Tracey Austin has built a customized impact investing infrastructure from the ground up, and hired and leads a team of investment professionals. Tracey draws upon a 16-year career centred in finance in emerging markets. Her experience ranges from investment banking – where she started at Barclays Capital in the infrastructure and natural resources division – to managing a fund-of-funds for the UK’s development finance institution, CDC Group plc. She also brings hands-on investment experience garnered from managing a portfolio of distressed mining assets for one of Europe’s largest hedge funds, BlueCrest Capital LLC. Tracey’s understanding of investment fundamentals and core business operations, across many countries and sectors, enables her to work effectively across impact investing globally.