John Ricciardi joins Kestrel Partners

Kestrel Partners (Kestrel), the investment management company that specialises in listed smaller companies, today announces the appointment of John Ricciardi.

John will head up the investment management division of Kestrel and plans to launch a new global multi-asset fund over the next few months.

John was previously head of global asset allocation for Iveagh, the Guinness family office, and the lead manager of the Iveagh Wealth Fund. Prior to this, John was head of global asset allocation for Alliance Bernstein and chairman and founder of Bullrun Financial Inc. now part of Quantal International Inc., a leading provider of on-line fund management analytics. John also co-founded Cursitor Management, one of the first international firms to provide top-down, global asset allocation investment products.

Kestrel’s team collectively has more than sixty years of business experience in the financial markets, as both intermediaries and principal investors, largely in smaller quoted companies. John, whose expertise lies in dynamic asset allocation, brings with him over 30 years of industry experience.

Ari Zaphiriou-Zarifi, chairman, Kestrel Partners, says: “John’s experience and expertise on strategic and tactical asset allocation will be a great asset to our business. His strong track record demonstrates his specialist knowledge in this space, and it will bring a new element to our offering. We look forward to working alongside him.”