Altius adds partner from PineBridge

The firm has hired Rhonda Ryan as a partner and head of EMEA investments.

Altius Associates has hired Rhonda Ryan, a former managing director and head of the private funds group Europe at PineBridge Investments, as a partner and head of EMEA investments.

Ryan will be based in Altius’s London office and will report to Brad Young, co-chief executive and head of investment. At Pinebridge, she managed a 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 working at PineBridge, she was head of Private Equity at Insight Investment, the asset management division of HBOS.

Ryan’s appointment follows a reshuffling of Altius’s management team. In September, chief executive and co-founder John Hess moved to an executive chairman role and senior executives Brad Young, Jenny Fenton and Eric Warner took over as co-CEOs. The moves were part of a succession planning process that had been ongoing for the last couple of years, Altius said at the time.

Altius currently advises and manages approximately $24 billion in private equity and real assets funds for clients based across Europe, North America and Australia. It has offices in London, Richmond, Virginia and Singapore.