Women in Funds: Conversation with Anna Budd and Ruth Jackson at Hines
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In this episode of Women in Funds, Funds & Asset Management partner Emma Danforth (London) and associate William Michell (London) have an insightful discussion with Anna Budd, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Legal at Hines, and Ruth Jackson, Managing Director and Deputy Fund Manager at Hines. The conversation revolves around a range of diversity, equity & inclusion and career development topics, including the value of mentorship, how to thrive in a male-dominated industry, career advice to junior female professionals, and generational diversity in the workplace.
Anna Budd is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Legal at Hines overseeing a global team of over 40 people. Since joining the firm in 2017, she now has prime responsibility for all legal operations outside the US spanning Europe and APAC, as well as overseeing legal support for Hines’ global investment management business. Anna has significant experience in real estate investments, developments, financing, corporate transactions, as well as real estate funds and joint ventures. Anna plays a key role in Hines’ D&I efforts, most notably through her role as Co-Chair of the One Hines Women’s Network. Anna is also part of Hines’ mentoring programme, mentoring several women both inside and outside Hines.
Ruth Jackson is a Managing Director and Deputy Fund Manager at Hines. She joined Hines in July 2018 and is the Deputy Fund Manager for the flagship Hines European Value Fund Series which manages c.€1.8bn of equity across the first two funds and is fundraising now for HEVF 3, raising over €1.45bn to date with final closing in November. Prior to Hines, she was the Portfolio Manager on a +€3.0 billion pan-European open-ended Fund at Invesco Real Estate for approximately 5 years. Ruth started her career, after graduating from Cambridge University, at JLL advising clients on investments and developments in central London.