Bregal Investments has tapped Ryan Selwood as chief investment officer — a newly created position whereby the firm plans to grow its platform.
Selwood had been partner and chief development officer at Carlyle, reporting directly to then CEO Kewsong Lee, where he was involved in a wide range of investment and management activities as a member of its investment committees globally across private equity, credit, real assets, and corporate capital commitments, as well as a member of its Leadership and Operating Committees.
Lee left Carlyle in last August. Selwood joined Carlyle in 2021 after 15 years at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world’s largest investors of private capital, where he worked closely with Alain Carrier, who is now Bregal’s CEO. Selwood served in a series of senior leadership roles and leading investments across sectors and geographies at CPP.
“This is an exciting time of strategic growth for Bregal Investments and we’re looking forward to utilizing Ryan’s significant private equity investment and management experience on our senior leadership team,” said Carrier. “Having worked with Ryan previously, I believe he is the right person at the right time to help build upon the success of our team and our family of funds and further prepare our platform for long-term growth and sustainable value creation.”
As CIO, Selwood will provide direct investment, asset management, and business development oversight while working closely with Carrier and the senior leadership team to define the overarching strategy and growth plans for Bregal.
Headquartered in both London and New York, Bregal manages over €15 billion ($16 billion) in assets across its strategies and has closed over 150 direct investments and invested in more than 200 funds. The Bregal family of funds focuses on long-term sustainable value creation and provides access to private equity, growth equity, credit, and fund-of-fund strategies.
“Joining Bregal’s leadership team at such an important time of strategic transition, particularly under Alain’s guidance, is a tremendous opportunity,” said Selwood. “The firm’s talented investment teams, heritage of family ownership, and significant long-term capital base position Bregal to grow its platform while creating a positive impact on society for decades to come.”