Head of Private Equity/Real Assets
Michael Baumstein is the Head of Barings Private Equity/Real Assets and the Chairman of the Investment Committee. Mike joined the firm in 2013 and has worked in the industry since 1993, bringing over 29 years of experience. At the firm, Mike has been instrumental in the expansion of the team’s investment capabilities and has served on the Investment Committee for 9 years. Mike currently sits on several boards including Trafalgar Entertainment, Remington L&W Holdings, InterEnergy and the Life Settlements entities. Prior to joining the firm, Mike was Chief Investment Officer and Head of Corporate Strategy at Scottish Re Group Limited, where he led the execution and oversight of the insurance companies’ investment portfolio. Prior to Scottish Re, he was an investment banker, with a specialty in financial institutions’ corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns and Prudential Securities. Mike has also held finance and strategy positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Scudder Kemper Investments. Mike holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.