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October 2021
New York, NY

Richard Spencer
Co-Head of Funds & Co-Investments at Barings


Richard Spencer is a Co-Head of Barings’ Funds & Co-Investments platform and serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Valuation Committee. He is also responsible for supporting the origination, underwriting and monitoring of all primary fund, co-investment and secondary investment activity cross private equity and real assets. Rick has worked in the industry since 1986 and his experience has encompassed a number of positions at the firm including Head of the Fixed Income Restructuring Practice, Co-Head of Private Placements and Co-Head of Mezzanine and Private Equity. He has served as Vice President of two public closed-end funds, Babson Capital Corporate Investors and Babson Capital Participation Investors, Managing Partner for 4 mezzanine and private equity funds, the Tower Square Series, and from 2000-2016, Rick served as a voting member on the investment committee for a group of absolute return funds co-managed with Tennenbaum Capital Partners. Richard holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Bucknell University, an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Agenda Sessions

  • Emerging Manager Showcase