Pantheon has won in the Private Equity category of the Chief Investment Officer Industry Innovation Awards 2015. The win was announced at the Gala Dinner in the New York Public Library last Thursday at which the judges recognized Pantheon “for creating a more liquid and efficient marketplace in private equity and real assets.”

Paul Ward, Managing Partner, said: “We are particularly delighted to be recognized by this prestigious publication alongside many of our clients and partners in the U.S. pension plans’ community. We have worked hard to develop strategies that meet our clients’ needs and it is therefore especially welcome that our pioneering infrastructure platform has been highlighted by the CIO judges. Our congratulations are extended to all winners in the 2015 Awards.”

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Notes to Editors


Pantheon is a leading global private equity fund investor that invests on behalf of over 380 individual institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Founded over 30 years ago, Pantheon has developed an established reputation in primary and secondary private asset solutions across all stages and geographies. Our investment solutions include customized separate account programs, regional primary fund programs, secondaries, co-investment and infrastructure programs. Pantheon also has private equity solutions for private wealth and defined contribution clients.

As at September 30, 2015, Pantheon had $32.6 billion assets under management* and we currently have over 197 employees, including 71 investment professionals, located across our offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and Bogotá.

Pantheon is owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc (“AMG”), alongside senior members of the Pantheon team. AMG is an NYSE-listed asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms. The ownership structure, with Pantheon management owning a meaningful share of the equity in the business, provides a framework for long-term succession and enables Pantheon management to continue to direct the firm’s day-to-day operations.

* This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function.

Awards methodology

Asset International CIO Industry Innovation Awards 2015

Pantheon was named as a finalist in the Private Equity category alongside Blackstone. The CIO Industry Innovation Awards are split into two general categories: asset management/servicing and asset owners. With input from CIO’s awards Advisory Board, as well as surveys and data where applicable, the CIO editorial team makes the final decisions as to finalists and eventual winners. Winners were announced at the New York Public Library on December 3rd, 2015.

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