Pantheon Group has named Jeff Wright as a principal in the client service team focused on the firm’s U.S. institutional client markets. Wright’s background includes senior roles at Wilshire Private Markets and HarbourVest Partners.
LONDON, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pantheon is delighted to welcome a new senior appointment in the U.S. Jeff Wright joins as Principal in the Client Service team, focused on Pantheon’s U.S. institutional client markets.
“I would like to extend a warm welcome to Jeff, who is a seasoned professional and brings many years of client relationship management experience with him through senior roles at Wilshire Private Markets as well as at HarbourVest Partners. He will further enhance our strong client relationship management team here in the U.S.,” commented Susan Long McAndrews, Partner and member of Pantheon’s Global Partnership Board.
Pantheon continues to expand globally with the appointment in the year to date of 58 professionals across teams and offices worldwide. The firm’s AUM has risen to $42.3 billion1, adding around $5.5 billion over the last twelve months, with new clients committing significant capital across Pantheon’s investment strategies through both commingled offerings and separate accounts. Outside of the U.S., Pantheon opened an office in Tokyo in the summer to service its expanding business in Japan and has appointed new local personnel in each of our Asia offices: Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong.
“We’re busier than we’ve ever been across the board,” commented Susan Long McAndrews. “It’s testament to our commitment to building durable partnerships with our clients and GPs that our business, now in its fourth decade, is attracting strong global support for our services and strategies.”
1 As of June 30th, 2018. This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function
Pantheon Group* (“Pantheon”) is a leading global private equity, infrastructure, real assets and debt fund investor that invests on behalf of over 510 investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Founded in 1982, Pantheon has developed an established reputation in primary, co-investment 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, infrastructure and real assets programs. Pantheon has four decades’ experience of investing in private markets, and has offered Private Equity solutions for the U.S. defined contribution and private wealth markets since 2014.
As at June 30th, 2018 Pantheon had $42.3 billion assets under management** and we currently have around 250 employees located across our offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul***, Bogotá*** and Tokyo***. Our employees include 80 investment professionals.
Pantheon is majority-owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (“AMG”), alongside senior members of the Pantheon team. AMG is a NYSE-listed global 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.
* Pantheon Group refers to the subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings of Pantheon Ventures Inc. and AMG Plymouth UK Holdings Limited and includes operating entities principally based in the US (San Francisco and New York), UK (London), Hong Kong and Guernsey. Pantheon Ventures Inc. and Pantheon Ventures (US) LP are registered as investment advisors with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”); Pantheon Securities, LLC. is a broker dealer registered with the SEC and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom. Pantheon Ventures (HK) LLP is regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Pantheon Ventures (Guernsey) Ltd and a number of other Pantheon entities incorporated in Guernsey are regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
** This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function.
*** Please note that the Bogotá office is a representative office of Pantheon Ventures (US) LP (“PV US”), a Korean subsidiary of PV US has opened the office in Seoul, while our Tokyo office does not conduct regulated activities.