Lauren McKenna Surzyn

Lauren is an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in the Prime Brokerage Division working as a consultant for hedge funds. She advises the firm’s clients on fund terms, asset raising, operational due diligence, treasury and funding. Prior to CBS, she spent six years at UBS as a member of the Capital Introduction and Sales teams in NYC and in London covering 40 clients globally. Lauren was responsible for originating new hedge fund business, assisting with asset raising, and maintaining the relationship between UBS and her clients. 

Lauren earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she graduated with Dean’s Honors. She was elected as her Cluster’s Alumni and Development Representative and she served as the Class of 2015’s Annual Fund Pledge Chair. She graduated from Princeton University in 2007 with a degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. As a volunteer for her alma mater, Lauren currently serves as Vice Chair of the Princeton National Annual Giving Committee. She helps raise approximately $60M annually from alumni, was a member of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee that raised $1.88B during 2007-2012, was a board member in London for the Princeton UK chapter, and Chairs Princeton’s Alumni Schools Committee Bronx Chapter where she interviews high school students seeking admission to the university. Lauren is a member of the Junior League, affiliated with both the NYC and London chapters. 

Lauren grew up in Pacific Palisades, CA, but now lives in NYC with her husband, Tim, and son, Christopher. She enjoys traveling, squash and volleyball. Lauren is a CFA Chartholder.