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Carlyle Group adds to Global Solutions funds of funds unit

13 Jan 2014

The Carlyle Group has added Neil Collins as a managing director and global head of sales and marketing and Reidan Cruz as a managing director in global sales and marketing for Global Solutions, the firm’s private equity fund of funds programme, which comprises €37bn asset manager AlpInvest.

With approximately $48bn of assets under management Global Solutions was established in 2011 with the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in AlpInvest. One of the world’s largest investors in private equity, AlpInvest manages a global private equity fund of funds program and related co-investment and secondary activities. Its anchor investors are two large Dutch pension funds, which were the previous shareholders of the company.

Collins was previously a managing director at UBS’ alternative investment solutions group. Cruz was previously a director in investor relations at KRG Capital, and was formerly at placement agent Probitas Partners.

In February last year Carlyle named Jacques Chappuis as head of the solutions business segment, joining from Morgan Stanley, where he previously served as president of Alternative Investments Partners (AIP).

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