Private Equity Industry Veteran David Lindstrom Joins Moonfare Investment Committee

  • Moonfare furthers commitment to selecting the highest-quality funds by adding independent, experienced voice to Investment Committee
  • David Lindstrom’s 25 year investment career covers director-level roles at MetLife, Permira and Invest Europe, as well as service at the Institutional Limited Partner Association (ILPA)

BERLIN & LONDON, May 20, 2021 — Moonfare, a leading digital investment platform for top-tier private markets funds, has added David Lindstrom to its Investment Committee.

As a member of the Investment Committee, David’s deep experience in private markets allocation and portfolio management will further Moonfare’s commitment to selecting the highest-quality funds.

With the Moonfare platform continuously growing to include a wider selection of private markets funds and cover new areas like private credit, David’s cross–asset class expertise will add yet another filter to Moonfare’s exhaustive due diligence. 

“We are excited and honored to add David to the Moonfare Investment Committee,” says Moonfare founder and CEO Dr. Steffen Pauls. “David’s decades of experience will add a valuable voice and new perspectives to our fund selection process. Together we will once again strengthen a core part of Moonfare, our obsession with quality and our commitment to offering the best opportunities available to investors.”

“Moonfare brings together many of the elements that have sustained my passion for private markets investing over the decades,” says David. “These include the pursuit of superior risk-adjusted returns and industry best practice through proper governance and the alignment of interests. With these goals in mind, I believe we can make our industry more accessible, more competitive and ultimately stronger.”

Deep experience representing investor interests and managing billions in fund investments 

David currently serves as a non-executive director at Permira Holdings Limited, a private equity fund manager with €44bn in committed capital. He is also a senior adviser and investment committee member at a boutique London-based manager of private equity and private debt investments that invests on behalf of a high-net-worth European family. 

David spent more than two decades at MetLife, the global insurance giant, where he managed a $7 billion portfolio of global private equity and hedge funds. He chaired the insurer’s Alternative Investments Committee, which was responsible for approving all MetLife investments globally across private equity, hedge funds and direct middle market private debt.

During his tenure at MetLife, David served as a committee member at ILPA, a global group of private equity allocators representing $2 trillion in assets. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for Invest Europe, the premier association of European private equity fund managers and fund investors.

David graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, where he studied economics as an undergraduate, and earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Management. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter-holder. A citizen of both the UK and the US, David lives in London with his wife. 

Finding the most attractive risk-adjusted opportunities for Moonfare clients

The Moonfare Investment Committee makes the investment recommendations that determine which funds appear on the Moonfare platform and in Moonfare portfolio products. The committee focuses squarely on finding the most attractive risk-adjusted opportunities for Moonfare clients.

In concert with the Moonfare investment team, the Investment Committee also steers the screening and due diligence processes that determine the Moonfare fund pipeline. The committee meets at a minimum on a monthly cadence and makes investment decisions unanimously. 

Moonfare founder and CEO Steffen Pauls, Head of Investments and Managing Director Magnus Grufman, Chief Investment Officer Winson Ng and, going forward, David Lindstrom sit on the committee as voting members. The group represents more than 75 years of experience in private equity and around €35bn in allocations to private markets funds.


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