Elizabeth Caldas

Investment Officer, Private Equity, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

Elizabeth Caldas is a private equity investment professional at the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, where she co-manages an $8 billion private equity portfolio. Prior to the UN, Caldas, who has worked in investments and economic development for 15 years, served as the director of private markets at the New York City Office of the Comptroller’s Bureau of Asset Management, where she co-managed a private equity portfolio of more than $14 billion. Prior to her tenure at the NYC comptroller’s office, Caldas worked for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, first as deputy director of the New York Empowerment Zone and later as the founding executive director of the NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission.

Caldas launched her initial career in business strategy and economic development as a research consultant with the Monitor Company and later as an investment associate with the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation. She received her B.S. in economics from Northeastern University in Boston. Caldas is a part-time New Yorker and part-time New Englander—striking a perfect living balance between charging and recharging. She is an avid food lover and expects to earn her diploma in culinary arts by the end of 2002. Her specialty is studying and producing delightful cuisines with health-promoting and healing properties.