Pantheon appoints three as partner

Pantheon has named Ralph Guenther, Graeme Keenan and Alex Scott to partner. In addition to these appointments, the firm has promoted 28 staffers worldwide.


Pantheon, the global private equity, infrastructure and real assets investor, today named three new Partners alongside the promotion of 28 professionals worldwide. Ralph Guenther, Graeme Keenan and Alex Scott are all appointed to Partner.

“The recognition and promotion of our top talent is a high priority for our firm,” commented Paul Ward, Managing Partner. “I am delighted to be announcing the promotion of more than 30 professionals across all disciplines and offices – testament to the strength and breadth of our global platform – and I am immensely proud of their individual and collective achievements as I am with their hard work and commitment on behalf of our worldwide clients.”

“These promotions demonstrate the importance we attach to strengthening our business across our global offices and key functions, to generational planning and to creating opportunities for our professionals to move between teams and offices to expand their skills and networks.”

In addition to the three Partners, Pantheon has promoted five investment professionals to Principal, four to Vice President and four across Associate and Senior Associate roles. A further 15 promotions have also been made within other teams and into senior functional positions. In addition to the 2015 promotions, Pantheon has facilitated the internal transfer of 34 professionals into different internal roles or to other offices over the last three years. There have been 86 new joiners at Pantheon over that time, including 18 members of staff who originally joined as contractors.

◾ Ralph Guenther, promoted to Partner, Europe. Ralph is a senior member of Pantheon’s European Client Services team, focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and also sources deals for Pantheon’s secondaries team. Ralph was previously a Managing Director with bmp AG where he worked on private equity fund-of-funds and advisory services for institutional clients. He has a degree in economics from FU Berlin.

◾ Graeme Keenan, promoted to Partner, Europe. Graeme is Pantheon’s Chief Risk Officer. He joined Pantheon in 1999 and is responsible for risk management. Prior to taking on the role of Chief Risk Officer, Graeme was Pantheon’s Head of Operations, responsible for global client financial reporting, handling the processing, maintenance and reconciliation of transactions and valuations for clients and Pantheon funds-of-funds within Pantheon’s in house systems. Graeme received a BEng in chemical engineering from the University of Nottingham.

 Alex Scott, promoted to Partner, Europe. Alex is a senior member of Pantheon’s European primary investment team and a member of the European Investment Committee. He joined Pantheon in 2005 and has 17 years of private equity experience. Alex focuses on the evaluation, selection and monitoring of European investment opportunities and has specific responsibility for UK and Italian primary opportunities. Prior to joining Pantheon, Alex worked for the West Midlands Pension Fund, where he was a senior investment manager responsible for the pension fund’s private equity portfolio. Previous to that, he was a portfolio manager at Gartmore Investment Management. Alex received a BSc in economics from the University of Southampton.

Pantheon is a leading global private equity fund investor that invests on behalf of over 380 individual institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Founded over 30 years ago, Pantheon has developed an established reputation in primary and secondary private asset solutions across all stages and geographies. Our investment solutions include customized separate account programs, regional primary fund programs, secondaries, co-investment and infrastructure programs. Pantheon also has private equity solutions for private wealth and defined contribution clients.

As at June 30, 2015, Pantheon had $32.6 billion assets under management* and we currently have 200 employees, including 71 investment professionals, located across our offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and Bogotá.

Pantheon is owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc (“AMG”), alongside senior members of the Pantheon team. AMG is an NYSE-listed asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms. The ownership structure, with Pantheon management owning a meaningful share of the equity in the business, provides a framework for long-term succession and enables Pantheon management to continue to direct the firm’s day-to-day operations.

* This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function.

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