Sammy Asoli is currently Director, Financial Sponsors, North America at Lloyds Banking Group. His experience includes the provision of structured fund financing facilities for private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and private debt managers. Sammy also has oversight for the cross product coverage and portfolio management of the US Financial Sponsors portfolio. His experience includes loan structuring (capital call, hybrid, and asset leverage), and marketing for core wholesale banking products including derivatives, global transaction banking, and asset level financing. Prior to joining Lloyds, Sammy worked at JP Morgan in Private Placements for the Alternative Capital Markets team. He has held positions at Ares Management, The Blackstone Group, and Goldman Sachs across a variety of private equity, fund management, and strategic planning functions. He holds a graduate degree in Economic Policy and Management from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Business from Manhattan College where he was awarded the 2007 Richard J Carey Medal in Economics.