Bregal Investments’ chief investment officer, Ryan Selwood, passes away

Selwood was 51.

Ryan Selwood, Bregal Investments

Ryan Selwood, chief investment officer of Bregal Investments, has passed away, according to a spokesperson for the firm. He was 51.

A financial services veteran, Selwood joined Bregal’s New York office in March 2023. Prior to Bregal, Selwood had been chief development officer and a partner at the Carlyle Group, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He spent the bulk of his career at CPP Investments, from 2006 to 2021, where he rose to lead direct private equity. Earlier in his career, he had been vice president of investment banking at Merrill Lynch.

Here is the note from Bregal:

To the private equity community,

It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic and untimely passing of Ryan Selwood, chief investment officer of Bregal Investments. At the time of his passing, Ryan was in Portugal with Alain Carrier, CEO of Bregal Investments, and Delaney Brown, head of Capital Solutions for Bregal Investments. Both are grieving the loss of their longtime friend and colleague.

Ryan was not only a respected leader at Bregal, but a prominent and longstanding member of the financial services industry. Since joining Bregal in March 2023, Ryan left an indelible mark on our organization and the individuals he worked with.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Ryan was a beloved husband, father, and friend.

Our thoughts are with Ryan’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. We kindly ask that the media and public respect the family’s privacy as they mourn the loss of Ryan.