Zurich AAM seeks managing director, head of PE

The alternative asset management arm of insurance giant Zurich Insurance Group has an opening for a managing director and head of private equity to join its New York City Office.

The successful candidate would join a 30-investment-professional team that invests on behalf of Zurich affiliates in hedge funds, private equity and U.S. real estate. Altogether Zurich Insurance Group had $345.5 billion in investments on its balance sheet as of year-end.

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Sam and Helen Walton family office seeks director of investments

Walton Enterprises, the family office of Walmart founder Sam Walton and his wife Helen Walton, is on the hunt for a new director of investments to join its Washington, DC office. Reporting to senior directors, the director will participate in all aspects of managing a multi-asset class investment portfolio, from developing investment policies to managing day-to-day transactions.

According to a profile from the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, Walton Enterprises currently has $169.2 billion in assets. An article from 2019 states that the Walton family has approximately $2 billion invested in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, although it is unclear how much of that is controlled by Walton Enterprises.

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PE shops hiring one woman for every two men this year: survey

Private equity firms are bringing aboard just about one woman for every two men this year across all roles and levels, according to a large sample of U.S., Canada and U.K. hiring analyzed by Private Equity Career News. It suggests progress on the industry’s belated march toward gender diversity.

The industry, moreover, appears to be making headway in drawing more African-Americans into its ranks. A review of the same sample finds that roughly 5 percent of new hires this year by private equity firms are African-American, with junior hires at 6 percent, mid-level at 5 percent and senior at 4 percent.

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Portfolio Advisors seeks associate to join marketing/IR team

Private markets investment manager Portfolio Advisors seeks an associate with three to five years of experience to join its Darien, Connecticut-based marketing and investor relations team. It’s a mid/junior-level position with plenty of opportunity for advancement!

The Firm: Portfolio Advisors is a private equity, private real estate, and private credit investor with $30.6 billion in AUM and an established track record in primary, secondary, direct, and co-investment strategies. Founded in 1994, the firm works closely with clients to tailor private market investment solutions via sponsored fund offerings and customized separate accounts. Portfolio Advisors’s investment professionals conduct due diligence and client service activities from offices in the United States, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

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