Debra Fine is the founder and Chair of Fine Capital Partners, an investment firm established in 2004 in New York City. Fine Capital manages U.S. equity assets principally for university endowments and foundations. In January 2020, Ms. Fine stepped down as Chief Executive Officer but remains Chair. Before starting Fine Capital, Debra was Director of Global Equities at Loews Corporation, where she managed a global equity portfolio. Prior to Loews Corporation, Debra was a buy-side equity analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein.
Debra has served on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards in leadership positions focusing on governance, finance, audit, and investments. Her non-profit work focuses on global humanitarian relief and poverty alleviation. She is also a seed investor in social enterprises which focus on financial inclusion domestically and internationally.
Debra received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University. She lives in New York City and has three children.
Debra is Vice-Chair of Save the Children U.S. ($900 mm) and Vice-Chair of Save the Children International ($2.8B), which has 25,000 employees and works in over 170 countries. She is the founding Board Chair of 8B, a student lending business for African students attending world-class universities outside the continent. Debra is a Board Member of Edge Certification, a Saas Swiss-based gender equity certification firm serving global multi-national corporations. Simprints a UK-based enterprise that provides biometric identification for last-mile delivery of aid. She serves on the board of itrek, which builds graduate student engagement with Israel. Debra also serves on the Board of GrafTech International, a public company in the steel industry.