Former Caspian executive joins Abu Dhabi SWF

  • Portfolio manager for Abu Dhabi agency
  • Sourcing, diligence, monitoring of private equity
  • Focus to be on U.S. fund investments

Kripke’s LinkedIn profile also shows he is working at ADIA, the sovereign wealth fund for the Middle Eastern state. Kripke started at ADIA on April 22 and his responsibilities include sourcing, due diligence on and monitoring of private equity funds in the United States and Canada, the representative said, sister website peHUB reported.

Kripke left Caspian in April 2013 after almost five years on the job, according to his LinkedIn profile. Kripke lists himself as a partner at Caspian, though archived versions of Caspian’s website labeled him an investment director.

A representative for Caspian’s parent company, French financial institution Natixis, did not respond to a request for comment.

After Caspian, Kripke worked at Superior Private Equity until April. Earlier in his career, Kripke spent time working at CIGNA Investments as managing director in alternative assets, according to his LinkedIn profile.

At ADIA, Kripke will work under Craig Nickels, head of U.S. fund investments, the representative said. Nickels joined ADIA last year from Washington University Investment Management Company, where he was director of private markets.

Chris Witkowsky is editor of peHUB.