Washington D.C., January 21, 2013 - Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, is pleased to announce that Charles Dallara, currently Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), will join the firm as a Partner, based in the United States, and will further assume the role of Chairman of the Americas. In addition, the board of directors will propose Mr. Dallara as a new board member and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Partners Group Holding AG at the annual general meeting of shareholders on 2 May 2013. Mr. Dallara has been the Managing Director of the IIF since 1993 and recently announced his intention to step down from this position after developing the institute for close to twenty years.
Charles Dallara is one of the globally most recognized authorities in the industry. The IIF has expanded substantially and won significant recognition under his leadership. It has been involved in numerous highly publicized initiatives, including the voluntary debt restructuring agreement between private creditors and Greece - the largest debt restructuring in history - which Mr. Dallara personally co-chaired. Prior to assuming his role at the IIF, Mr. Dallara held a number of senior positions in the Reagan and Bush 41 Administrations.
Steffen Meister, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, comments "I am very excited to welcome an accomplished global leader and outstanding personality such as Charles Dallara to our partnership. Through my role as a member of the Market Monitoring Group of the IIF I have had the privilege of working with Charles over the past few years and have come to appreciate his wide-ranging skills and expertise very highly. In his new role, he will focus primarily on the further development of our business and network both in the Americas as well as internationally."
Alfred Gantner, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, adds "We are thrilled to be proposing Charles as a new and active member of our board of directors and are convinced that his wealth of experience and extensive network will be highly beneficial to the future growth and development of our firm. My colleagues and I very much look forward to working closely with Charles in our board for the strong benefit of our global platform."
Charles Dallara concludes "I have had the pleasure of getting to know Partners Group and its remarkable people through our collaboration within the IIF and am delighted to be joining this highly entrepreneurial and dynamic team. After two decades at the helm of the IIF, I look forward to a new challenge and exciting opportunity with this outstanding global firm."
About Partners Group
Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with over EUR 28 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. The firm manages a broad range of customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in San Francisco, New York, SÃ£o Paulo, London, Guernsey, Paris, Luxembourg, Munich, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Sydney. The firm employs over 600 people, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a market capitalization of over CHF 5.5 billion and a major ownership by its partners and employees.
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