Carlton Byrd, who was until recently a Managing Director for New Market Alternatives at Commonfund, has joined Actis to help grow the firm’s fundraising and investor relations initiatives in the USA. He’ll be working as a Director in the emerging markets private equity firm’s Investor Development Group in company’s New York office which was opened in late 2015.
He brings significant business development experience to his new role. Over the course of his 6-year career at Commonfund, Byrd was responsible for raising capital from institutional investors in the US for the asset management firm’s private equity funds. Prior to that, he’d performed business development roles for a number of hedge funds, having originally started his financial career at Goldman Sachs.
Adiba Ighodaro, Partner and Head of Actis’ New York office welcomed Byrd to the firm, saying “Carlton brings with him extensive experience, an impressive track record and considerable acumen. He will further strengthen Actis’ presence in the US and, most importantly, his expertise will help realize the ambitions of our investors.”