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Investcorp brings on CalPERS’ portfolio manager for alternative risk premium strategies

Nelson Ramos Da Conceicao joined Investcorp’s alternative investment solutions group as co-portfolio manager of alternative risk premium portfolios and deputy head of cross asset investments.

In this new position, based in New York, Mr. Ramos also is responsible for strategy research and development, and portfolio construction, said Firas El Amine, an Investcorp spokesman.

Mr. Ramos was a director and global equity portfolio manager at the $305.5 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Sacramento. Mr. Ramos’ duties have been assumed by other staff members, said Megan White, a CalPERS spokeswoman, in an email.

Mr. Ramos’ “deep experience and strong track record in developing alternative risk premia strategies … (and) his experience working for a large pension plan also will be instrumental in anticipating the needs of our institutional clients,” said Lionel Erdely, head and chief investment officer of Investcorp’s alternative investment solutions group, in a news release.

Investcorp manages a total of $10.8 billion, of which $4 billion is managed by the alternative investment solutions team. About $345 million of assets managed in alternative investments is the company’s proprietary capital.