Jorge Duarte is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Jorge is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Real Estate team and is responsible for strategy, investment selection, portfolio finance, reporting and fundraising for a European core real estate equity fund. Jorge has worked in the industry since 2002 and his experience has encompassed multiple jurisdictions and core property sectors, and he has been directly involved in the acquisition, sale, financing and management of assets in 14 European markets. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Jorge was a Pan-European Fund Manager with AXA Real Estate where he was responsible for managing several funds and related activities including fundraising, origination and sales, as well as developing and implementing investment and asset management strategies. Jorge holds a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from the University of the West of England, is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds the Investment Management Certificate.