Alex Thomson is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Alex is a part of the Private Equity / Real Assets team and is responsible for sourcing and underwriting Media & Entertainment investments. In addition, Alex is responsible for the group’s strategic client relationships. Alex has worked in the industry since 1996. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Alex was a Partner at Atlas Holdings, a family office, where he was responsible for implementing trading strategies involving Asian and European equities. Prior to that, Alex worked at Symmetry Management, LLC, a long/short European equity hedge fund, where he was an analyst and then portfolio manager responsible for telecom, media and technology. Before joining Symmetry, Alex spent five years in Asia working at ABN AMRO and Caspian Securities. Alex is a graduate of Durham University in the UK.