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Russell leaves Altius

Michael Russell, head of client management at fund of funds business Altius Associates, has left the firm after five years.

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Michael Russell, head of client management at fund of funds business Altius Associates, has left the firm after five years. 

According to Altius's chief executive John Hess, who spoke to Real Deals this morning, Russell had been working as head of the client management team for the last 15 months. Prior to that he was head of the Europe / EMEA region. 

“Michael is leaving to pursue other interests and opportunities in the private equity industry,” said Hess.

Aside from his role at Altius, Russell is also chairman of the investor relations committee at EVCA. 

Prior to joining Altius, Russell was managing director of Europe for PCG Asset Management for over ten years. Previously he was an associate director at CIBC World Markets. He began his career as an associate at Lawson Lundell.