Lale Topcuoglu ’99


  • Alum Trustee-Elect, Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association
  • Montclair, NJ

Lale Topcuoglu ’99, is head of Credit at Swiss Re. In her role, she is responsible for steering the firm’s investments in global credit markets. She comes to Swiss Re after spending three years as senior fund manager and head of credit at J O Hambro Capital Management. Previously, she spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs in various leadership roles, where she invested across credit and equity markets. She started her career as a sell-side research analyst in 1999 at Goldman Sachs and was named Managing Director in 2010. Lale earned a BA in economics and politics, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College. She lives in Montclair, NJ, with her wife and two children.

Alumnae Association Board term: Alum Trustee-Elect (2023-2024) and Alum Trustee (2024-2025)