Michael Baumstein is Head of the Barings Alternative Investments’ Private Equity / Real Assets team and serves as chairman of the Investment Committee. Mike has worked in the industry since 1993 and has extensive experience with financial institutions and investing. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mike served as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Corporate Strategy at Scottish Re Group Limited. Before 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. He 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. Mike currently serves on the boards of ALPS Co. Aggregator LP, Kanwa Holdings LP, Remington L&W Holdings LLC, Teaktree Acquisition LLC, Timberland Forest Holding LLC, Hualapai Valley Farms, InterEnergy Holdings, and Red Lake Ventures LLC.