Mrs. Linda Koster
Mrs. Linda Koster founding partner and CEO of CK Capital Partners (CK) which she co-founded with Daniel Cohen in July 2013. CK is an Affiliate of Cohen & Company LLC (C&C) where Mrs. Koster was a former Managing Partner in London and Paris. Mrs. Koster has 30 years of experience in the financial markets. Prior to her joining C&C in 2009, she worked since 2007 as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs responsible for marketing alternative investments, including real estate to European institutional investors with a particular focus on financial institutions in the Netherlands.
Prior to that, she worked for nine years at Merrill Lynch where she was named Managing Director a year after joining the firm in 1998. She became Head of Investment Managers for the Benelux, Switzerland, France and Scandinavia for the distribution of a wide variety of alternative & fixed income related assets. Other positions held by Mrs. Koster at Merrill Lynch were member of the Managing Director Select Committee, member of the Volunteering Program (educational projects for under-privileged children), Head of the Diversity & Inclusion Council for FICC and member of the Recruitment Team for the London Business School MBA & MSc Finance graduates.
From 1993 to 1998, Mrs. Koster worked as a director at Lehman Brothers where she was responsible for marketing fixed income products and structured foreign exchange to Dutch institutional clients. Before that, she worked as a marketer in the fixed income division at IBJ in London from 1991 to 1993. Prior to that, she worked for three years in real estate in Spain. Mrs. Koster holds a BA from the Hogere Hotelschool, The Hague, the Netherlands and a MSc in Finance from the London Business School.