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Private equity’s gender imbalance is well-established, with Preqin’s most recent tally in February 2019 putting the number of women at firms in the industry at 17.9%, with only slightly better numbers for real estate managers at 19.2%. Women make up only 9.9% of senior-level posts at private equity firms.

Asset Allocation Committee

Bringing together diverse industry knowledge that spans the continuum of private equity, private debt, infrastructure, natural resources, real estate currencies, commodities and derivatives.

Susan Dambekaln
Founder, Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager

We established Capital Innovations in 2007 so our clients may have access to a nimble boutique asset manager with the benefits of a stable global platform built on our core principles.

Susan Dambekaln, Managing Partner


- 100% employee owned, 51% female owned
- Effective transparent corporate governance
- Low ego long term client centric focus
- Home grown investment team
- Enduring client partnerships
- Analytical idea driven culture
- Experienced professionals

Michael Underhill
Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Chief Executive Officer

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Investment Leadership

Capital Innovations is a leading global investment manager with a history of Innovation in Private Markets Real Asset investing.

Michael Underhill & Susan Dambekaln
Co-Founders of Capital Innovations, LLC

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In everything we do, its our belief that being innovative creates a viable solution. 
We do this by employing precise engineering, superior construction and unique ideas to our investment solutions. Michel Virogeux (french Structural engineer) and Norman Foster (british architect) had this vision as well when they designed the bridge.

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Our Vision

​​​​​​Private Market Real Assets - Real Expertise™

Experienced, Stable Portfolio Managers

Average 26 years of experience

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Leadership: Bringing Wisdom, Wealth and Work to our partnership

Risk Management

An investment culture built on active, risk-disciplined strategies. We utilize simulated NAV and cash flow scenarios using a proprietary bottom-up value-at-risk model for single deals and funds