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Neuberger Berman Appoints Ralph Eissler As Head of Private Markets Research

New York, May 22, 2024 – Neuberger Berman, an employee-owned, private, independent investment manager, announced the appointment of Ralph Eissler, CFA, as Managing Director and Head of Private Markets Research.

In this newly created role as Head of Private Markets Research, Mr. Eissler will work closely with investment teams across the NB Alternative’s platform to conduct fundamental research on private market asset classes, identifying drivers of returns for manager and company performance. His team will help inform private market investment decisions and portfolio construction using quantitative and data insights. He will collaborate with the Insurance Analytics and Institutional Solutions team as well as with the Data Strategy team on data acquisition, utilizing NB Alternative’s breadth of data for actionable insights.

“As private markets continue to become an increasingly important part of client portfolios, we’re delighted to welcome Ralph. We’re confident his research and thought leadership capabilities will further our goal of performing for clients,” said Peter von Lehe, Head of Investment Solutions and Strategy, NB Alternatives. Mr. Eissler will be based in New York and report to Mr. von Lehe.

Mr. Eissler commented: “Neuberger Berman is one of the great names in the private markets space and I am so pleased to put my skills to work for our clients globally.”

Mr. Eissler joins Neuberger Berman from Ares Management where he was Managing Director in the firm’s Quantitative Research Group. Before Ares, he served in a senior role at Landmark Partners (since acquired by Ares). Mr. Eissler has previously worked as a private equity attorney with Linklaters LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and as an economist for the European Commission, Brussels, in the internal market directorate covering topics including financial regulation. Mr. Eissler began his career as an Associate in the Corporate and Private Funds Groups at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Eissler holds the German equivalent of a J.D. as well as an M.S. in Economics, both from the University of Konstanz, Germany, an L.L.M. from NYU School of Law and the German equivalent of a Ph.D. ("Dr. jur.") from the University of Konstanz, Germany, in Law. Mr. Eissler is a CFA® charter holder and a member of the New York Bar.

About Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman is an employee-owned, private, independent investment manager founded in 1939 with over 2,800 employees in 26 countries. The firm manages $474 billion of equities, fixed income, private equity, real estate and hedge fund portfolios for global institutions, advisors and individuals. Neuberger Berman’s investment philosophy is founded on active management, fundamental research and engaged ownership. UNPRI named the firm a Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms for excellence in environmental, social and governance practices. Neuberger Berman has been named by Pensions & Investments as the #1 or #2 Best Places to Work in Money Management for each of the last ten years (firms with more than 1,000 employees). Visit for more information. Data as of March 31, 2023.

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