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Jesús Argüelles

Managing Director of Investments

Jesús Argüelles joined the Irvine Foundation in 2019. He works with the Chief Investment Officer and investments team, responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, recommendation, and monitoring of Irvine investment managers, opportunities, and the portfolio.

Previously, he was a Director for the Private Capital Global Funds Team of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he sourced, evaluated, and managed new and established private equity fund opportunities in the Americas.

Earlier in his career, Jesús served as a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equity (PE) Program with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). During his time at CalPERS, he invested across the private equity spectrum – from venture capital to distressed debt fund investing. He was also a member of the senior leadership that managed the PE Program’s team and organizational development.

Jesús served as Chair of the Emerging Market Private Association’s Limited Partner Council, lectured as Practitioner Faculty at the Latin America Private Equity Association’s Private Equity Executive Program, served as Co-Chair of the Principle for Responsible Investment’s Private Equity Advisory Council, and was a board member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association.

Jesús earned his Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, and he serves as an Advisor to the Finance and Investment Committee of the UC Davis Foundation.