PRESS RELEASE: Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Strengthens Global Private Equity Impact Investing Capabilities
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
NEW YORK, Oct 14, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Morgan Stanley today announced that David Wilton will join Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP) as a Managing Director with a focus on private equity impact investing. AIP will develop a private equity impact investing program in partnership with the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, which seeks to drive private capital toward investments promoting sustainable and profitable economic growth.
Wilton joins Morgan Stanley from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he was chief investment officer and manager of its global private equity arm. During his time at IFC, he helped build out the private equity portfolio to more than $4 billion invested in nearly 200 funds. Previously, Wilton worked in the World Bank Pension Fund, where he managed private equity and real estate investing.
“AIP is a proud contributor to the Firm’s ongoing efforts to incorporate the principles of sustainable investing across our core businesses. David has unrivaled experience at the intersection of private equity and impact investing, and this expertise, particularly in emerging and frontier markets, is an excellent complement to the wide spectrum of world-class investing capabilities we have within Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners,” said Arthur Lev, Head of AIP.