Carlyle's AlpInvest Taps AXA IM's Bagijn To Lead Primaries Business

Aug 21 2017 | 4:44pm ET

AlpInvest Partners, the €39 billion private equity fund of funds unit of global alternative asset manager Carlyle Group, has named former AXA Investment Managers executive Ruulke Bagijn as a partner and head of its primaries business. 

Bagijn begins her new role on September 1, 2017 and will be based in Amsterdam, the company said in a statement. She brings a 20-year track record of working across equity, infrastructure and alternative real assets to AlpInvest, the statement continued.  

Prior to her new position, Bagijn was global head of real assets private equity for AXA Investment Managers, and was a member of AXA IM’s management board. Beforehand, she was with Netherlands-based pension fund manager PGGM, where she was co-CIO Investment Management and CIO Private Markets since 2011, with direct responsibility for managing €40 billion in infrastructure, hedge fund, structured credit, private equity, insurance linked securities and private real estate investments. Prior to PGGM, she held several senior roles at ABN AMRO, including head of the principal investment group. She is a CFA charter holder. 

AlpInvest, part of Carlyle’s Investment Solutions segment, had €39 billion of AUM as of June 30, 2017. The company’s activities span the range of PE, including primary funds, co-investments and secondary purchases, with commitments to more than 635 buyout, venture capital, growth capital, and distressed funds managed by more than 300 sponsors as of December 31, 2016.

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