Rico Kanthatham is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Rico is a Portfolio Manager for the Real Estate team and is responsible for leading the real estate equity securities team in the Asia Pacific region. Currently based in Tokyo, he established the firm’s real estate securities APAC presence in 2008. Rico has worked in the industry since 1998. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Rico was a sell-side research analyst with Prudential Securities where he covered a number of U.S. REIT sectors and provided investment advice to Prudential’s institutional clients. Prior to Prudential, Rico served as a securities analyst for JLW Capital Management. Rico holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. from the University of California Berkeley School of Architecture and an M.S. in Real Estate from Columbia University.