Christopher Wright is Chairman of EMAlternatives LLC in Washington DC, an emerging markets focused private equity asset management firm, and a director of Merifin Capital Group, a private European investment firm.
Until mid-2003, he served as Head of Global Private Equity for Dresdner Kleinwort Capital and was a Group Board Member of Dresdner Kleinwort. He has acted as Chairman of various investment funds prior to and following the latter's integration with Allianz Private Equity.
Mr Wright joined Kleinwort Benson Limited in London in 1978 and in 1981 co-founded the Group’s first office in California. In 1986 he relocated to New York to manage the Kleinwort Benson Limited portfolio of North American private equity, high-yield and mezzanine investments. He was until 2014 non-executive Chairman of Maxcess International Corporation and a board member of IDOX plc (AIM), and is a co-founding director of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE). He chairs the management company of the Fine Art Fund Group, and is a director of Yatra Capital (ASE).
He has chaired the investment committees of and/or serves on several advisory boards of third party managed LBO and venture capital funds in North America and Europe and has advised several other financial institutions, including Hansa Capital, CdB Webtech, Standard Bank, Artio Global Investors, Surya Capital, GP Investimentos, and IDeA Alternative Investments, on their investments in private equity and other alternative assets around the world. He is an advisory director of Campbell Lutyens @ Co. Ltd.
Mr Wright holds an M.A. from Oxford University and a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from ACCA. He is Foundation Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
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