Chief Investment Officer
Ryan Selwood joined Bregal in March 2023.
Prior to joining Bregal, Ryan was a Partner and Chief Development Officer at Carlyle, where he was involved in a wide range of investment and management activities as a member of its investment committees globally across private equity, credit, real assets and corporate capital commitments, as well as a member of its Leadership and Operating Committees. Prior to Carlyle, Ryan spent more than 15 years at CPP Investments serving in a series of senior leadership roles and led investments across sectors and geographies, including CPP Investments’ significant platform acquisitions of Antares Capital, Ascot Group and Wilton Re. Most recently, as Head of Direct Private Equity, he was responsible for the firm’s CA$53 billion direct PE portfolio across North America and Europe while serving on its Investment Decision Committee, which approved large investments across all asset classes globally, and its Private Equity Investment Committee. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles including leading CPP Investments’ financial services private equity practice, which he established after leading its Direct Private Equity team in Europe. Prior to CPP Investments, Ryan was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York.
Ryan serves as a member on the investment committees of Bregal's underlying funds.
In addition to having served on a variety of corporate boards, Ryan has been a member of the Milken Institute Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Asset Management Executive Council and the Major Individual Giving Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto. He holds an LL.B./MBA from Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University and a BA from Western University.Meet the full team