Värde Partners Hires Ria Nova as Head of Americas Business Development and Investor Relations

NEW YORK – Värde Partners, the global alternative investment firm, today announced the hire of Ria Nova as Head of Americas Business Development and Investor Relations.

Based in Värde’s New York office, Ria will lead the team responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with Värde’s investors in the Americas region.

“We are committed to helping our investors achieve their goals and are focused on building strong, long-term relationships,” said Jon Fox, Partner and Global Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. “Ria’s impressive industry experience will help us to further these objectives and we are very pleased to welcome her to Värde.”

Ria has nearly 20 years of industry experience delivering alternatives investment solutions to institutions, intermediaries and family offices. She spent the past 14 years serving in various leadership roles at Neuberger Berman in the U.S. and Asia where she focused on the development and distribution of alternatives solutions including private equity and hedge funds.

She received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from the University of Rochester.

“The firm’s reputation, investment expertise and culture are what drew me to Värde,” said Ria. “Värde’s focus on value positions it well as a steward of investor capital. I am excited to join the team and work with Värde’s investors to meet their needs.”

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, energy, transportation, 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. Now in its third decade, Värde employs more than 250 people globally with regional headquarters in Minneapolis, London and Singapore.