Tazia Smith, CFA© is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Head of Capital Partnerships at Closed Loop Partners, responsible for capital formation, investor relations and stakeholder management across the firm.
Prior to joining Closed Loop Partners, Tazia was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where she was a relationship manager for institutional family offices. Tazia helped establish Deutsche Bank’s Key Client Partners business, which provided private market opportunities, structured lending and trading capabilities to qualified private clients. Before she joined Deutsche Bank in 2011, Tazia spent 7 years at Goldman Sachs providing institutional cross-asset sales coverage for private clients, and she began her career in Citigroup’s private bank. In addition to her recent roles, Tazia has worked to advance the integration of ESG, impact and sustainable finance into the capital markets. In 2019, she co-founded the IMP+ACT Alliance, an independent nonprofit technology and data initiative with the purpose of advancing market participants’ assessment of impact investments, now part of The Global Impact Investing Network (The GIIN).
Tazia proudly represents Closed Loop Partners’ membership with Impact Capital Managers (ICM), and she personally serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for StreetWise Partners, a New York based non-proﬁt that provides low-income individuals with training and mentoring to help them achieve sustainable careers.
Tazia holds her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. degree in Environmental Science & Policy from Duke University.