Pantheon hires real assets VPs, promotes partner

The investment firm hired former Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan professionals to focus on real assets in its San Francisco office.

Pantheon has bolstered its real assets team with the hire of two vice-presidents and the promotion of its natural resources head, as reported by Agriculture Investor’s sister publication, Secondaries Investor.

The global investment firm hired Dinesh Ramasamy and Samayita Das for its infrastructure and real assets unit from Goldman Sachs’ global natural resources group and JPMorgan’s energy investment banking group, respectively, according to a statement.

Pantheon also promoted Evan Corley, head of natural resources, to partner in a bid to capitalise on its recent real assets “fundraising success”.

A 12-year veteran at Pantheon, Corley has been instrumental in growing its real assets platform, the firm said.

The unit was launched in March 2015 and Pantheon says it raised more than $1 billion from clients over the 12 months that followed. The firm announced a push towards real assets last year, advising clients on fund investments in the agriculture, timber and mining sub-sectors.

“The strategy continues to experience significant demand, having set a fast pace in its first full year of fundraising,” the firm said.

Corley, Ramasamy and Das will all operate from Pantheon’s San Francisco outpost, which the firm opened in 1987.

The appointments came alongside a raft of operational hires the firm has made since the beginning of the year, in a bid to “support its strong business growth and expansion”. Pantheon is owned by New York-listed Affiliated Managers Group and senior members of the Pantheon team.