As Chief Executive Officer, Stan is responsible for leading the Partner group as they fulfil their responsibilities in running the day to day business as well as chairing the Internal Investment Committee. He is also the Portfolio Manager responsible for all Private Equity investments and is the Co-Portfolio Manager of The Master Portfolio, the firm’s flagship fund.
Previously, Stan was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Evolution Global Partners, a Kleiner Perkins & TPG affiliated venture capital firm; Director of Bain & Company and a member of its Worldwide Executive Committee (Chairman in 1997-98); founding member of Bain & Company's Private Equity Practice and Private Equity Investment Committee member; and is a Certified Public Accountant. Stan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI) and a Registered Investment Manager with the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Colin joined Partners Capital in 2010. As Chief Investment Officer, Colin sits on the firm’s Internal Investment Committee (IIC) and leads the Central Research Team, which is responsible for overall investment strategy and policy portfolio construction. The IIC serves as the foundation of the firm’s investment decisions for all clients. Colin also heads up the firm's manager research activities across all asset classes and geographic markets in order to identify the best investment opportunities and managers. Colin is the Portfolio Manager of the Partners Capital Phoenix Fund II which is invested across opportunities in Liquid Credit, Private Debt and other uncorrelated income strategies.
Prior to joining Partners Capital, Colin worked for three years with Fremont Realty Capital, an opportunistic Private Equity Real Estate firm that was part of the Fremont Group. Previously, Colin was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco. Colin holds a MBA from Wharton and a BA from Yale University. He holds Type 1 / 4 Licenses with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and is a Registered Investment Manager with the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Paul is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Partners Capital and is a member of its Internal Investment Committee and its Chief Risk Officer. Paul leads Business Development in North America and the firm's tax-efficient and tax-deferred strategies for individual clients. Paul was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hawker Capital, a global Commodities fund; Chairman and Chief Executive of Pareto Partners, an institutional investment manager with more than $40bn AUM; Group Managing Director of General Atlantic Group, the holding company for the General Atlantic interests; a member of the Management Committee of INVESTCORP, the international Private Equity firm; and Managing Partner of the European practice of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the global law firm.
Paul holds a JD from New York University School of Law and BA from Denison University. Paul is the Chairman of the Navy Seal Foundation New England.
Partner, UK Head
John joined Partners Capital in 2004 and leads the UK business. John also leads the firm's Equities investment strategy (both long only and long/short) and sits on the Internal Investment Committee. John heads the foundations and endowments business across Europe.
Previously, John was a Managing Director of B-business Partners, a pan-European venture capital fund established by the Wallenberg family and Senior Manager at Bain & Company where he cofounded the LBO consulting practice. John graduated from Hertford College, Oxford, is a chartered accountant (FCA), holds an MBA from INSEAD, is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI) and a Registered Investment Manager with the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Partner, US Head
Brendan joined Partners Capital in 2008 and leads the North American business. Brendan advises many of the firm's largest US institutional clients and served on the Private Markets team for five years. He is also a member of the firm’s Internal Investment Committee.
Prior to Partners Capital, Brendan worked at Jefferies & Company in the technology investment banking group. Brendan is a CFA® Charterholder and holds a BA degree from Harvard College.
Partner, Asia Head
Arjun joined Partners Capital in 2007 and leads the Asian business. Arjun is the Lead Advisor of The Master Portfolio, the firm’s flagship fund, sits on the firm's Internal Investment Committee and co-heads the Central Research Team. Arjun has been instrumental in evolving the firm's thinking and approach in the area of portfolio construction and is the architect of the firm’s proprietary Manager Conviction Rating System.
Prior to joining Partners Capital, Arjun was a Director at Quantiva Capital, an equities hedge fund where he traded European equities and options. Previously, he was a Senior Manager at Accenture (Andersen Consulting) where he focused on corporate strategy.
Arjun holds an MBA from INSEAD and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He is a CFA® Charterholder, a Registered Investment Manager with the UK Financial Conduct Authority, SFA (CAP 289) and FAA (CAP 110 licensed with Singapore MAS and also holds Type 1 / 4 licenses with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong).
Partner, Global COO, CFO
Toby joined Partners Capital in 2009 and is Partner in charge of Finance and Operations, overseeing global needs in all areas of operations, including legal and regulatory, information technology, finance and client services.
Previously, Toby was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Global Cash Equities, Futures & Options and Fixed Income Prime Brokerage businesses at JP Morgan; Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in corporate recovery and insolvency. Toby graduated from Merton College, Oxford.
Partner, US COO, US CCO
Clint joined Partners Capital in 2006 and is the US Chief Operating Officer and US Chief Compliance Officer. He oversees the North American business needs in all areas of operations, including client services, information technology and regulation.
Before Partners Capital, Clint was a Senior Business Consultant at Liberty Mutual and a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he managed the implementation of initiatives within the Private Wealth Management Group in New York City, London and Zurich. Previously, Clint worked at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Clint earned a Bachelor of Commerce and postgraduate diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Will joined Partners Capital in 2003 and was primarily responsible for building the US business to its present scale, exceeding $6b in AUM. Today Will is primarily focused on serving many of the firm's largest individual and institutional clients and is a member of the Internal Investment Committee. Will is also responsible for driving innovation in client portfolio and relationship management worldwide.
Previously, Will was a Manager with Bain & Company located in London and Boston where he focused on strategy and mergers and acquisitions in financial services, consumer products and Private Equity; and Vice President with Yantra Corporation, an enterprise software Company. Will holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a US Series 3 license.
Euan joined Partners Capital in 2009. He is the Co-Portfolio Manager of The Master Portfolio (B), the firm’s flagship multi-asset class vehicle for UK taxable clients. He is a senior member of the manager research team responsible for sourcing and performing due diligence on investments across asset classes and a member of the firm’s Internal Investment Committee. Euan is also responsible for advising many of the firm’s largest European institutional and individual clients.
Prior to Partners Capital, Euan worked for Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Division focused on UK mergers and acquisitions. Euan holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Rich joined Partners Capital in 2016. He leads the firm's strategy in Absolute Return, Credit and Fixed Income asset classes and is a member of the firm's Internal Investment Committee. He advises many of the firm’s largest US institutional and individual clients. Rich is also the Portfolio Manager of The Master Portfolio (A), the firm’s flagship multi-asset class vehicle available to US clients.
Rich joined Partners Capital from Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) where he was a Managing Director and a Co-Portfolio Manager within the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. He played a key role in the development of BAAM’s liquid alternatives business. Rich holds a BA in Economics, with a concentration in Finance, from Princeton University.
Suzanne joined Partners Capital in 2015 and is the Global Head of Private Markets. She is responsible for manager selection across Private Equity, Private Debt and Private Real Estate.
Suzanne joined Partners Capital from Babson Capital Management, the investment management arm of MassMutual, where she led Private Equity investments in North America, Europe and Latin America. Previously, she spent five years on the Private Equity team at the Yale Investments Office and 10 years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Berkshire Capital, where she covered financial institutions and asset managers. Suzanne holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in Economics from Holy Cross.
Absolute Return/Credit US
Michelle joined Partners Capital in 2010. She leads the firm’s US research on Absolute Return and Credit Strategies, including discretionary credit and alternative asset mandates as well as systematic strategies. She also manages the firm’s sourcing of new opportunities across the investment spectrum from the New York office. In addition, Michelle advises on a number of portfolios for institutional clients.
Prior to Partners Capital, Michelle was an analyst at Goldman Sachs, in their Investment Management Division. Michelle holds a BA degree from Stanford University.
Absolute Return/Credit Global
Manoj joined Partners Capital in 2011 and is the Global Asset Class Head for Absolute Return and Credit. He is also the Co-Portfolio Manager for The Master Portfolio (C), the firm’s flagship multi-asset class vehicle for offshore investors, as well as advising on a number of the firm’s largest European institutional clients.
Prior to Partners Capital, Manoj spent six years at Ivy Asset Management and four years at Merrill Lynch Investment Bank, working in European Debt Capital Markets. Manoj is a CFA® Charterholder and holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Chemistry from University College London.
Alex joined Partners Capital in 2013 and manages the firm’s Equities investment program globally, including long only and long/short strategies. He is the Portfolio Manager of the Partners Capital Greyhawk Fund, the firm’s specialist equities fund focused on activist and other concentrated strategies; the Partners Capital Falcon Fund, the firm’s hedged equities fund, and the Partners Capital Co-Invest Equities Strategy, the firm’s direct investment program in public equities.
Prior to joining Partners Capital, Alex was a Vice President at Bain Capital, located in Boston and New York. He was a part of the global Private Equity group, responsible for investment due diligence, deal execution and portfolio management. Previously, Alex was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco. Alex holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He graduated from Harvard College with a BA degree in Biochemical Sciences.
Lord Rothschild is head of the Rothschild Family in the UK and acts as independent investment adviser to a number of wealthy European families and foundations. Having left NM Rothschild & Sons Ltd in 1980, he has spent the past three decades creating a series of highly successful companies in money management, life assurance and investments including Global Asset Management, St James's Place Capital, J Rothschild Assurance and RIT Capital Partners. Today he is Chairman of RIT Capital Partners, the investment trust company, and sits on several multibillion dollar family endowments.
Sir Ronald Cohen is a CoFounder and former Executive Chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide. Founded in 1972, Apax Partners is one of the world's leading Private Equity investment groups, operating across Europe, the USA, Israel and Japan. Worldwide, it advises and manages funds of over $20 billion. Sir Ronald serves on the Board of Overseers of Harvard and is a past chairman of the British Venture Capital Association and a founder director of the European Venture Capital Association. He is also a Trustee of the British Museum. He is a graduate of Exeter College, Oxford and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
John Burgess is a Co-Founder and was the Managing Partner of BC Partners until he retired in 2005. BC Partners is a leading Private Equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the large buy-out market for 20 years. Since its formation in 1986, BC Partners has invested in 73 companies with total enterprise value of €66bn. Prior to BC Partners, John worked for Candover Investments, F&C Ventures and the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the INSEAD Business School.
Shareholder, Board Director
Richard M. DeMartini is a Partner with the Private Equity firm Crestview Partners. Previously, Rich was President of the Bank of America Asset Management Group. Prior to joining Bank of America, he served as Chairman and CEO of the International Private Client Group at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and was a member of the firm's Management Committee. He has served as chairman of the board of the Nasdaq Stock Market and vice chairman of the board of the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Shareholder, Board Director
David Henle is the founder and portfolio manager of DLH Capital, LLC. He was previously a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and was an employee of the firm for 25 years. He joined Goldman in 1980, was made a Partner of the firm in 1994 and was named global Head of Private Wealth Management in 2002. David chairs the investment committee of Union College where he is also a trustee.
Shareholder, Board Director
Lawrence H. Guffey is Chief Executive Officer of LG Capital Investors LLC, a singlefamily office he established in 2014 following 22 years with The Blackstone Group. Previously Larry was a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone and most recently was one of the firm's Senior Partners in Europe where he led Blackstone's European media and communications Private Equity investment activities. Before joining Blackstone, Larry worked in the Acquisitions Group at Trammell Crow Ventures, the principal investment arm of Trammell Crow Company. Currently, Larry serves on the board of TMobile USA Inc and the Paris Review, the literary foundation. He is also a member of both Rice University's main Board of Trustees and its School of Humanities. Larry holds a BA magna cum laude degree from Rice University.
Jeremy Sillem is the Managing Partner and Founder of Spencer House Partners (“SHP"), a firm providing corporate finance advice and capital to the asset management industry. Before establishing SHP he was the Chairman of Bear Stearns International Limited and prior to that, was Chief Executive of Lazard Capital Markets. Jeremy has served as a Director of a number of investment firms including CDC Group, Martin Currie, Kleinwort Benson Group, Harbourmaster Capital, Mezzacappa Partners and WP Stewart, as Chairman of the World Trust Fund and as a member of the investment committee of the National Portrait Gallery and of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is a former member of the International Capital Markets Committee of the New York Stock Exchange and of the Business Advisory Council of the Said Business School of Oxford University.
Nancy Curtin is the CIO and Head of Investments at Close Brothers Asset Management and has over 20 years of experience in asset management, Private Equity and Hedge Fund investing.
Prior to Close Brothers, Nancy was Managing Partner and CIO of Fortune, an alternative asset management firm, and before that Managing Director of Schroders Investment Management and Head of Global Investments for the Global Mutual Fund Businesses. She was also CEO of Internet Finance Partners, a venture capital business of Schroders Plc which invested in leading edge technologies for the financial services industry. Prior to Schroders, Nancy held a number of senior positions at Baring Asset Management, including Head of Emerging Markets, Member of European Investment and Asset Allocation Team as well as Member of the Board of Baring Asset Management and Baring Venture Partners. Nancy holds an MBA from Harvard Business Schools and is a summa cum laude BA graduate of Princeton University.
Christine Downton is an economist by training and served as Assistant Economic Advisor to the Bank of England. Christine then spent most of her career in international asset management including roles at NM Rothschild and Sons Ltd and The National Westminster Bank group. She has also worked as Senior Consultant to the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was also one of the founding partners and CIO of Pareto Partners, later becoming Chairman.
Christine has served on a wide range of Boards in asset management, and with IMRO, a statutory investment management regulatory organization. In addition, she has served in a number of roles in the not-for-profit sphere. Christine holds a BSc and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MA in Economics from the New School of Social Research.