IIG today announced that Amanda Goodman has taken on a new title: Head of Capital Raising & Investor Relations. The change reflects how Amanda’s role has changed as our business has grown and our mix of clients has evolved. We have developed new kinds of products, namely the Impact Alternatives Fund and the WA Impact Fund that have broadened our market considerably. We are working more and more with financial advisors and institutions as they respond to market demand for impact investments. Over the past months, under Amanda’s leadership, we have re-organised and brought on new resources to help us serve those markets.
The private clients, family offices, and foundations who have been in our community since 2013 will continue to be served by their IIG contacts. From the CEO through to the client services team, we treasure those relationships and that isn’t changing. All IIG’s clients will, however, benefit from the improvements we’re continuing to make to our client service technology and processes.
Amanda Goodman joined IIG in 2014, one of the first hires after the founding team. She’s based in Sydney, and has more than 18 years experience in investment banking, venture capital and structured finance in the US, UK and Australia, as well as several years’ experience in the non-profit sector. As well as her role with IIG, she is an active member of the Impact Investment Forum, an initiative of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia.
Daniel Madhavan, our CEO, said of Amanda Goodman. “Amanda has been an astounding ambassador for IIG and the whole impact investing industry. Since 2014, she’s brought to IIG’s community her exceptional knowledge of the sector, her deep care for clients, her commitment to benefiting people and the planet, and a work ethic second to none. The clients who already know her, admire her, and the advisors who are yet to meet her will love working with her.”
Amanda has run IIG’s Sydney office since 2014 and is responsible for managing the group’s relationships with institutional investors and intermediary groups. Amanda has more than 18 years’ experience in investment banking, venture capital and structured finance in the US, UK and Australia, as well as several years’ experience in the non-profit sector.
Amanda started her career at Goldman Sachs in New York and London in the Real Estate Advisory team (part of the Investment Banking division) and was a founding principal of venture capital firm Frontiers Capital in London. After arriving in Australia in 2001, Amanda worked with LJCB Investment group, a diversified private investment group owned by the Liberman family and JCA, a non-profit fundraising and planning organisation for the Jewish community in NSW and ACT.
Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude with a concentration in Government and minor in Economics, and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. Amanda sits on the boards of two non-profits: The Observership Program and Stand Up, and is a member of the Impact Investment Forum, an advisory group for the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia.