Martin Wing Appointed to Co-Head of CAIA Southwest

We are delighted to announce that Martin Wing, Senior Vice President of Consultant Relations, has been appointed as the Chapter Co-Head of CAIA Southwest! Martin has been an active member of the chapter, previously serving on the Executive Committee. The CAIA Southwest chapter offers unique educational opportunities to the local investment community, including its annual ALTSLA gathering and the Summer at the Parks networking series.

Pathway is a proud supporter of the CAIA Association’s mission to improve investment and societal outcomes of capital allocation through professional education, transparency, and thought leadership across the alternatives industry.

Pathway Hires Jérôme Simon as an Associate in our European Division

We’re delighted to welcome Jérôme Simon to the Pathway team as our newest Associate in our European division!

Jérôme joins us with a wealth of experience in business development within the investment management sector. Prior to joining Pathway, he played a pivotal role in servicing Swiss institutional clients at Partners Group in Zug, Switzerland. Before that, he had experience as a structuring professional at GenTwo Financial Products in Zurich.

His experience cultivating strong relationships with top investors in the alternatives space, and his dedication to delivering tailored solutions perfectly align with our mission here at Pathway.

Jérôme holds a master’s degree in finance from IE Business School, Madrid, and we’re confident that his expertise will greatly contribute to our ongoing success in the EMEA region.

Pathway Makes Three Senior Promotions

Pathway is pleased to announce that John Ruggieri, Mikael Sand, and Nick Siemsen have been promoted to Managing Director. As senior members of Pathway’s investment team, all three play an integral role in the firm’s investment and client-servicing activities. Mr. Ruggieri, based in the Rhode Island office, is a member of the firm’s direct equity team; Mr. Sand, based in the London office, is a member of the firm’s private credit team; and Mr. Siemsen, based in the California office, spends a majority of his time evaluating primary fund investments.

Pathway Makes Senior-Level Promotions

We are pleased to announce that Pathway has expanded the Management Committee to include Alex Casbolt, Vincent Dee, Derrek Ransford, Valerie Ruddick, and Wayne Smith. We have also expanded our direct equity investment committee to include Jason Jenkins, Bryan Nelson, and John Ruggieri and our direct credit investment committee to include Kevin Bland. Additionally, the chairs for our four investment committees are now as follows:

Primaries: Valerie Ruddick and Matt Lugar
Secondaries: Pete Veravanich
Direct Equities: Derrek Ransford and Canyon Lew
Direct Credits: Vincent Dee and Wayne Smith

These experienced investment professionals have demonstrated exceptional commitment, making valuable contributions to the firm during their long tenure at Pathway.

Pathway Promotes Kevin Bland to Director

Pathway is pleased to announce that Kevin Bland has been promoted to director and has been admitted as an owner of the firm, bringing the number of owners of Pathway to 22. Kevin’s promotion represents our continued efforts to expand ownership of the firm to dedicated, experienced, and talented professionals.

Kevin has worked at Pathway for 11 years. He is based in the firm’s Irvine office and is a senior member of Pathway’s private credit team. Kevin plays a leading role in the due diligence and underwriting of direct credit opportunities, works closely with multiple investors and clients, and helps manage analyst recruitment and development for Pathway.

Pathway Secures $200 million from German Pension for Customized PE Fund of Funds

Pathway is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to manage a $200 million customized private equity fund of funds for a German pension plan. The fund will seek to build a portfolio of primary fund investments in a variety of investment strategies, targeting investments primarily in North America and Europe. The fund will leverage Pathway’s more than 30-year history of investing in the private markets, which includes more than $105 billion in commitments in over 100 customized portfolios for investors around the globe.

Pathway Closes on $185 Million Customized Fund of Funds for Asia-Based Investor

Pathway is pleased to announce that it has closed on a $185 million customized fund of funds for an Asia-based institutional investor. The fund will seek to build a diversified portfolio of primary fund investments and co-investments in both the small and middle markets globally.

The fund represents a continuation of Pathway’s more than 30-year history of investing in the private markets, which includes more than $105 billion in commitments in over 100 customized portfolios for investors around the globe.

Pathway Closes on $289 Million for PPEF I-11

Pathway is pleased to announce that it has held a final close on $289 million for Pathway Private Equity Fund Investors 11, LP (“PPEF I-11”), its 11th multi-investor, core-diversified private equity fund of funds. Investors include a mix of government and corporate pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. PPEF I-11 will continue its predecessors’ strategy of making primary fund investments in private equity managers, as well as investments in secondary and co-investment opportunities.

PPEF I-11 will leverage Pathway’s more than 30-year history of private market investing, which includes over$85 billion committed to a variety of private market opportunities.