Ryan Bell is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Ryan is part of the Funds & Co-Investments team and is responsible for originating and underwriting funds and co-investments for Real Assets. Ryan has worked in the industry since 1998 with experience as a private equity General Partner and Limited Partner investor in real assets as well as commercial & industrial categories. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, he was a Principal at Raven Capital Management LLC and a Director at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., where he invested in asset-based debt and equity securities, principally in real asset sectors. Prior to Merrill Lynch & Co., he was a Vice President at Capital Partners, Inc. Ryan holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.