Altius Associates has appointed Rhonda Ryan as a partner and head of EMEA investments.
Ryan (pictured) will be based in the London office, reporting to Brad Young, co-CEO and head of investment.
Young says: “We are very pleased to have secured Rhonda, an experienced investment professional in the European market, to lead our EMEA Investment team. She has long been an established figure in the European marketplace, and her background and experience here is a terrific fit for our needs in this sector. We looked long and hard for a suitable leader in this core market, and I am very gratified that we have been able to attract someone of Rhonda’s calibre.”
Ryan has over 20 years of international investment experience, including 16 years within alternative investments. She was previously managing director, head of private funds group Europe for Pinebridge Investments, the spin-out of AIG Investments. In this role, she managed a multi-cultural team based in London and Zurich and invested and managed portfolios in private equity and credit for both separate account clients and the firm’s fund of funds. Ryan was also involved in marketing the firm’s products to international clients and was a member of the board of directors of PineBridge Investments Europe.
Prior to her appointment at PineBridge she was head of private equity at Insight Investment (the asset management division of HBOS).
Ryan says: “I am delighted to be joining Altius, a firm that is known for its dedication to clients, the breadth and depth of its global professionals and its collegiate environment. Altius has a strong international reputation as a premier private markets investment consultant and asset manager. I look forward to working with the team to further develop its client offerings.”