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Fund of funds Pantheon strengthens UK, US teams

10 Oct 2011

Fund of funds Pantheon has added two senior executives to its product development and client services teams in the UK and US.

Yokasta Baez, inset, joins Pantheon’s New York office as a vice president in the global client services team. Baez previously worked for AXA Private Equity, where she was manager of North American investor relations and business development. While her primary responsibility will be marketing and client services for Pantheon in the US, she will also work with the firm’s clients in Latin America.

Amanda McCrystal, joins Pantheon’s London office as a principal, leading the strategic development of new product and distribution initiatives. Most recently McCrystal worked for HarbourVest, where she headed up strategic business development and also became a key spokesperson on current regulatory challenges including the AIFMD and Solvency II.

Previously, she held senior investor relations and marketing roles at Bramdean Asset Management. Amanda started her career at SG Warburg, working both in the bond trading team at SG Warburg Securities and then in the UK equities team at Mercury Asset Management.

“We are delighted to welcome both Amanda McCrystal and Yokasta Baez to Pantheon” said Alastair Bruce, a managing partner of Pantheon.

“These senior appointments highlight our continuing commitment to delivering valuable solutions and excellent service to our clients around the world,” he added.

The firm was recently awarded the mandate for a global investment programme by Bayerische Versorgungskammer, Germany’s largest pension fund.

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