“Lessons from the Women Leading the Finance Industry”, with Brooke Akins and Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman
Dec 2, 2019 · 11 min read

Talk to your kids at the dinner table about finance, from the basics of running a checking account to how quickly interest compounds on credit cards. You don’t have to divulge everything about your personal finances but giving them a few examples that are on their level and having them do the math really drives home the impact.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Brooke Akins, Director of Investor Relations and ESG Committee Chair at Virtus Real Estate Capital. Brooke is responsible for the firm’s communication, reporting, public relations, and brand management, as well as leading the client relations team. She plays a crucial role in supporting fundraising and marketing efforts across both the HNW and Institutional channels. She also leads the firm’s ESG initiative, including designing policies and implementing monitoring tools across the portfolio. Mrs. Akins is well versed in delivering reporting that incorporates ILPA standards as well as integration across various custodial, wire house and banking platforms. Prior to joining Virtus, Mrs. Akins spent eight years at PTV Healthcare Capital, a venture capital firm focused on expansion-stage medical device companies, in various fund administration and marketing support roles. Mrs. Akins holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.


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Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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