Northleaf Capital Partners


Philosophy and process

Northleaf Capital Partners is a global private markets investment firm with top-tier capabilities across private credit, private equity and private infrastructure. Northleaf has been actively investing third-party capital in the private markets since 2001 and has raised more than US$15 billion* of total capital commitments including from some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors. The Northleaf team is comprised of over 150 professionals based in Toronto, Montreal, London, New York, Chicago, Menlo Park and Melbourne.  The firm’s business model creates a strong alignment of interests with its investors. 

*As of January 2021.

Portfolio managers

David Ross

Managing Director, Head of Private Credit
Northleaf Capital Partners

Investment experience since 2002


David is the Head of Northleaf's private credit program and leads a team of more than 25 private credit professionals across offices in Canada, the US and Europe. David oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf's private credit investments globally.

David received a B.A from Harvard College.

Jon McKeown

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Strategy & Analytics
Northleaf Capital Partners

Investment experience since 2005


Jon oversees the portfolio construction, risk management, analytics and research that support Northleaf’s private credit funds, including actively managing portfolio exposure across multiple dimensions, including asset, geography, sector, business and macro risks.

Jon received an MBA from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc from the University of Manchester.


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