Allen Ruiz is a member of Barings’ Funds & Co-Investments team and is responsible for originating, underwriting and monitoring funds and co-investments. Allen has worked in the industry since 2007 and has experience investing in and managing private equity assets as a direct investor and as a Limited Partner. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Allen was a Director and founding team member at Aldea Capital Partners, where he focused on sourcing and underwriting direct/co-investment opportunities. Prior to Aldea, he was a VP at Meruelo Investment Partners, executing direct private equity and public market investments. Prior to Meruelo, Allen was an Investment Associate at the Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group. Allen holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Riverside and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.