Jay Pierrepont

Ambassador

Jay Pierrepont is a principal and president/COO of Asset Management at Equilibrium, whre he executes and defines the management processes for the firm’s products, funds, and strategies. He is a principal with the Wastewater Opportunity Fund (WOF), is a member of the WOF investment committee, and is on the investment committee of ACM Permanent Crops, LLC.

He believes strongly that sustainable investment is becoming a cornerstone investment strategy.

Being an early adopter is very much within Pierrepont's character. He was an early investor in the private equity industry and helped form, oversee, and manage the growth of Pantheon, one of the first global private equity fund-of-funds, which grew to over $23 billion of assets under management (now part of the Affiliated Managers Group). He was an early employee at Pantheon, starting in their London office in 1985, and then co-founded the US office in 1987. In this capacity, he helped supervise the firm’s rapid expansion and was instrumental in forming and managing several very successful early pioneering strategies and funds, including Pantheon Global Secondary Fund. He also was responsible for all marketing and client service functions in North America. Prior to joining Pantheon, he was a commercial banker at The Northern Trust in their agriculture lending division.

Pierrepont also serves as the head of the development committee for the Golden Gate Audubon Board.  He has a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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