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BlueMountain Capital Management appoints Summer Jarratt to senior West Coast marketing role

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BlueMountain Capital Management, a private investment firm with over USD22 billion in assets under management, has appointed Summer Jarratt as Client Advisor overseeing its West Coast business development and client service.

Jarratt’s hire is designed to enhance BlueMountain’s growing West Coast investor base and build on the momentum of recently secured agreements for new mandates with the Orange County (CA) Employees Retirement System and the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association (NM PERA). Jarratt will report to Noam Leslau, BlueMountain Capital Management’s US Head of Client Advisory.
Based in Los Angeles, Jarratt will implement business development strategies to attract institutional investors, family offices and retail platforms with a focus on the Western United States. She will further play an important role in managing existing LP relationships and informing BlueMountain’s product development strategy. 
“Summer is a seasoned professional with granular knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that can be found in partnering with US institutional allocators,” says Noam Leslau. “She comes to us with an established network and is extremely well-versed in customised, high-end client service. Summer will be instrumental in increasing our growing West Coast footprint and further establishing our position as a premier institutional asset manager.”
Prior to joining BlueMountain, Jarratt co-managed client relationships and business development for Empyrean Capital Partners, a private investment firm with over USD2 billion in assets under management. Jarratt relies on over 15 years of total experience inclusive of Empyrean as well as work as a business manager for Los Angeles-based Green Dot Public Schools, five years as Vice President of Client Relations for Chilton Investment Company and three years dating back to 2001 in various roles with Cambridge Associates.
“The opportunity to join BlueMountain is extremely exciting,” says Jarratt. “The firm’s unparalleled ability to find opportunities across capital structures has resulted in its much deserved reputation for sophistication and excellence. I am thrilled to be joining BlueMountain and helping to further raise its brand awareness across the Western United States.”
after holding a senior level position at Dimensional Fund Advisors. In conjunction with these resource additions, Mark Mowrey, CFA, is being promoted to Senior Portfolio Manager of the Innealta Division. Mowrey has been involved in developing the Innealta portfolios since 2009.

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