Pantheon announces partner promotion and senior level new hires

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Pantheon announces partner promotion and senior level new hires

Pantheon, global private equity, infrastructure and real assets fund investor, has announced the promotion of Evan Corley to Partner alongside several senior level new hires in response to the firm’s business expansion and fundraising success.

Evan Corley, Head of Natural Resources and based in the firm’s San Francisco office, has been with Pantheon for 12 years, joining as an Analyst in the Investment Team in 2004, and has been a key contributor to the successful growth of the firm’s Real Assets platform, announced in March last year. The strategy continues to experience significant demand, having set a fast pace in its first full year of fundraising during which it closed close to US$1 billion of client capital.

Pantheon has also announced two new senior appointments to the Infrastructure and Real Assets investment team: Dinesh Ramasamy and Samayita Das have joined Pantheon’s San Francisco office as Vice Presidents.

Dinesh joined Pantheon from Goldman Sachs’ Global Natural Resources group while Sam came from J.P. Morgan’s Energy Investment Banking group.

Pantheon has also announced significant investment in its Operational resources to support its strong business growth and expansion. Global Operations are led by Julian Holdsworth who has responsibility for six key business functions, including four that have been newly created.

A number of key new senior appointments have accordingly been made: Shoshana Lubin joins as Head of Operations for the U.S. and is based in New York. Ms. Lubin looks after the firm’s expanding new business initiatives in the U.S., including its Defined Contribution and Private Wealth activities, as well as the firm’s funds business in the U.S., which includes a number of large strategic partnerships and separate account clients.

In London, Paul Roberts, who joined from Goldman Sachs into a new role as Head of Valuation & Data Control has six team heads reporting to him, including two new appointments to Head of Reconciliation & Data Management and Head of Valuation Analytics - Andrew Taylor, who joined from M&G Investment Management and Rishi Shah, who joined from Duff & Phelps. They will be joined shortly by a new Head of Company Data & Valuation. Dominic Geddes joins Pantheon from Investec Asset Management into a new role as Head of Reporting, Performance & Analytics with three team heads reporting to him, including one new appointment to lead a newly created team, Client On-boarding, who will join Pantheon in due course. The final new functional department is Client Operations Management, and a new appointment to lead this department is in progress. The Treasury & Transactions team led by the company's Treasurer, Matt Lowman, and the Change Management team heads complete Julian’s senior functional team and direct reporting lines

A total of 32 new hires have been made by Pantheon since January 1st, 2016. This includes 4 professionals with functional or team responsibility, and 11 new hires into the Global Investment team, including newly created Business Analyst roles to support the business and transaction management activities of the team. Pantheon’s AUM continue to experience robust growth to the most recently reported US$34.3 billion (as of March 31st, 2016), up from US$23.6 billion at the end of 2011, an increase of 45%.

Kathryn Leaf Wilmes, Partner and Global Head of Infrastructure and Real Assets at Pantheon, said:

“We are delighted to recognize Evan’s integral role and dedication to our Real Assets strategy expansion by promoting him to Partner. It is particularly rewarding to promote a professional who has progressed through the strata of the investment team."

“Dinesh and Sam bring specialist expertise that will further enhance the high calibre investment practice we have built,” said Ms. Leaf Wilmes."

Julian Holdsworth stated:

“We are thrilled to have attracted such high calibre talent into these important roles. Our business is experiencing rapid development, growth and expansion, which demands very specific skills and experience to deliver consistently excellent operational service to our global clients. My senior team brings a wealth of knowledge and competence from across the global investment industry which puts Pantheon in a position of strength in client servicing and supporting our new business initiatives.”

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