Fondinvest hires partner

Fund-of-funds manager Fondinvest Capital has hired Catherine Lewis La Torre as partner.

Before Fondinvest, Lewis La Torre was one of the founders of Proventure which specialises in European mid-market investments.

Prior to Proventure, she worked in Italy as investment director for ABN AMRO Capital Investments and Sofipa, now the private equity division of Unicredit. Before this, she worked as marketing director for the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA).

Lewis La Torre began her private equity career in 1987 as a research manager in the London office of Venture Economics before be hired by Cinven as an investment manager.