Partner, Partners Group
Michael Barben is a Partner, head of the private infrastructure team and chairman of the private infrastructure investment committee at Partners Group. He is also a member of the private debt investment committee. He was originally responsible for European buyout and special situations partnership selection before, after an initial assignment in Switzerland, he was made responsible for building the firm’s US-based manager selection team, and subsequently was appointed global head of the alternative strategies manager selection team.
Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked as an investment manager for Zurmont Management, a Swiss company focused on late-stage growth financing and mid-sized buyout transactions, and for UBS Investment Bank in the institutional equity and derivatives group.
Mr. Barben holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations, and is a certified Swiss stock trader.