Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), the USD15.6bn fund of hedge funds investment firm, has promoted Ronan Cosgrave, Putri Pascualy, Anne‐Gaelle Pouille and Jeffrey Willardson to partners.
All four are based in PAAMCO’s Irvine, California office.
PAAMCO is a manager of alternative investment assets for global pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutions.
Jane Buchan, chief executive officer of PAAMCO, says: “Ronan, Putri, Anne‐Gaelle and Jeff have been instrumental in developing PAAMCO’s portfolio management capabilities and client relationships and it is a pleasure to welcome them to our partnership. All four of this year’s new partners came through our Associate program and it is rewarding to see the results of the many years of training that they have undergone. PAAMCO remains one of the few firms in our sector that is broadly owned and controlled by our senior professionals. We continue to think that this partnership structure helps us to best align our interests with those of our clients.”
Cosgrave is the sector specialist for convertible bond hedging. He joined PAAMCO in 2005 after completing his MBA at Columbia Business School and prior to that was an engineer at IBM.
Pascualy is the senior credit strategist for PAAMCO. She joined the firm in 2006 after completing her MBA at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and prior to that she was an economist at Cornerstone. She recently published Investing in Credit Hedge Funds:An In‐Depth Guide to Building Your Portfolio and Profiting from the Credit Market (McGraw‐Hill).
Pouille is the portfolio manager for PAAMCO’s Pacific Corporate Opportunities commingled fund and is a member of the Portfolio Construction Group. She joined PAAMCO in 2007 after completing her MBA at Harvard Business School and prior to that was at UBS.
Willardson is a member of PAAMCO’s portfolio construction group and a portfolio manager in the portfolio solutions group. He joined PAAMCO in 2007 after completing his MBA at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and prior to that was at Goldman Sachs.
These appointments bring the total number of active partners at PAAMCO to 18.