Chris became a Partner at Permira in 2015. He leads the Investor Relations team and has responsibility for fundraising as well as investor communications and reporting. He has been closely involved in the raising of the two recent Permira funds and also has responsibility for overseeing the funds’ co-investment processes. Prior to joining Permira in 2005, Chris spent four years at Almeida Capital/ Alt-Assets where he launched a research business covering the Private Equity industry, with a particular focus on servicing the informational requirements of institutional investors. He has also worked as a freelance business, finance and economics writer and spent several years as a news agency reporter.