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John Hess Head of Global Strategic Initiatives at Pavilion Alternatives Group Limited


Mr. Hess joined Pavilion in 1999 and has been in the financial services industry since 1975, focusing on private equity and private markets since 1985. He oversees development and implementation of Pavilion’s global strategy.

Mr. Hess co-founded Altius Associates Limited and its parent, Altius Holdings Limited in 1999. Initially, he served as CEO, and then as its Executive Chairman. His experience in private markets ranges from working with large institutional investors to create private market programs, including providing advice on private market asset allocation and manager selection. He has established strong relationships with institutional investors as well as with fund managers across Europe, the U.S., the Nordic region, and Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining Pavilion, He was a founding Director of Helix Associates Limited. Prior to that, he was a Director at Berkeley Govett International Ltd. and Managing Director and Head of European private equity placement at Continental Bank N.A. He also held positions at J. Henry Schroder Wagg Ltd., Cresap, McCormick and Paget, Citibank N.A. and the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Hess has a BA in German from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is fluent in German.