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Mercedes Fernandez Elias
Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management


Mercedes is a partner for Morgan Stanley AIP Private Markets, leading its European investment program. She also co-leads Origin Bay, Morgan Stanley AIP’s minority stake business and is a member of the Private Markets Global Investment Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Mercedes was on the investment team at MCH Private Equity, where she was responsible for analysing and monitoring private equity investments. Previously, she was a management consultant at KPMG, where she advised private equity funds and corporations on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and operational issues. Mercedes received a B.S. and MSc. with highest honours in industrial engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and an M.B.A. with honours in finance and management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Agenda Sessions

  • How compelling is the case to co-invest now?