Värde Partners Hires Andrea Raphael as Global Head of Communications and Public Affairs

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April 23, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS and NEW YORK – Värde Partners, the global alternative investment firm, today announced the hire of Andrea Raphael as Global Head of Communications and Public Affairs.

Based in Värde’s New York office, Andrea will develop and lead communications and branding efforts across all regions and investing segments.

“As we continue to grow as a leading, global alternative investment manager, we see the importance of strengthening our external communications and brand,” said Jon Fox, Partner and Global Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. “We expect Andrea’s extensive background in the industry and deep experience in communications to support this objective and increase awareness of the work we do on behalf of investors at Värde.”

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Andrea has built and led communications platforms in many businesses. Previously, she was with Goldman Sachs for 17 years serving in various communications roles, most recently as Managing Director in Corporate Communications. Throughout her career Andrea has led communications efforts across multiple investing disciplines including all asset classes in asset management, wealth management, private equity, hedge funds and real estate.

She received her B.S. from Boston University, College of Communication.

About Värde Partners
Värde Partners is a $13 billion global alternative investment firm that employs a value-based approach to investing across a broad array of geographies, segments and asset types, including real estate, corporate credit, mortgages, specialty finance, real assets and infrastructure. The firm sponsors and manages a family of private investment funds with a global investor base that includes foundations and endowments, pension plans, insurance companies, other institutional investors and private clients. Founded in 1993, Värde employs more than 280 people globally with regional headquarters in Minneapolis, London and Singapore.