Partners Group has expanded its North American presence with the opening of an office in Toronto, Canada. The Toronto office is fourth in the region and brings its total number of offices to 20 worldwide.
Partners Group has appointed Brad Ballard, a former director at BlackRock with 15 years of industry experience, to head the Toronto office. He will manage a dedicated team, charged with leading the firm's client activities across Canada and strengthening its existing network of business and investment relationships.
David Layton, co-CEO of Partners Group, commented: "Our presence in Toronto will allow us to cater to increasing demand from a broad spectrum of Canadian institutions for private markets solutions. These today represent an important component in many investors' portfolios, contributing substantially to the enhancement of their overall returns."
Private investment manager first established its presence in North America in 2000 with the opening of a New York office. Today, the firm employs more than 250 people across the region in its offices in New York and Houston, and its Americas headquarters in Denver. In 2018, 18% of the firm's overall client demand stemmed from North America and almost half of its investments on behalf of its clients were made in the region.
A version of this article first appeared in InvestmentEurope