NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announced that Nelson Ramos has joined the Firm’s Alternative Investment Solutions Group in New York as co-Portfolio Manager of the Alternative Risk Premia portfolios, Deputy Head of Cross Asset Investments, and a member of the Cross Asset and Investment Committees. Mr. Ramos will focus on the management of the Alternative Risk Premia portfolios and be actively involved in the different stages of the investment process, including cross asset research, factor research and development, and portfolio construction.
Mr. Ramos, an 18-year industry veteran, joins Investcorp from the California Public Employees Retirement Systems (CalPERS), where he managed the quantitative research team that developed and supported the Global Equity and Risk Premia allocation models. He was a member of CalPERS’ Tactical Asset Allocation Research group, Global Equity Investment Review Committee and Trust Level Investment Review Committee.
Lionel Erdely, Head and CIO of the Alternative Investment Solutions group said, “We are very pleased to welcome Nelson to Investcorp. His deep expertise and strong track record in developing alternative risk premia strategies will further strengthen our team and our innovative capabilities in this space. His experience working for a large pension plan will also be instrumental in anticipating the needs of our institutional clients and designing tailor-made solutions for them.”
“Investcorp has an excellent reputation as an alternative investment manager,” stated Nelson Ramos. “Alternative Risk Premia investing is in Investcorp’s DNA and I look forward to working closely with the team to continue building robust and innovative solutions to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs.”
Prior to joining CalPERS, Mr. Ramos spent seven years at Blackrock as an “Emerging Markets Equity Senior Portfolio Manager with portfolio management, signal research, and model development responsibilities. Mr. Ramos holds an M.S. in Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a designated Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
The Investcorp Group is a leading provider and global manager of alternative investment products with offices in New York, London and across the Gulf. Investcorp manages investments across multiple asset classes including hedge funds, corporate investment and real estate. Investcorp has successfully managed institutional clients in hedge funds since 1997 and over this period has built up a strong record and significant presence in the U.S. The Alternative Investment Solutions team oversees $4.0 billion of program assets as of June 30, 2016, of which $345 million is proprietary capital.
The Investcorp Group has $10.8 billion in total assets under management ('AUM') as at June 30, 2016, including assets managed by third-party managers and assets subject to a non-discretionary advisory mandate where Investcorp receives fees calculated on the basis of AUM. As at June 30, 2016, Investcorp's total regulatory assets under management, as defined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, were $1.5 billion. Further information, including our most recent periodic financial statements, which details our assets under management, is available at www.investcorp.com.