A veteran PM with one of Natixis'
] affiliates died over the weekend.
| Roman Ranocha
AEW Capital Management
Late Portfolio Manager
died on Sunday, August 7, according to an obituary published
in the Hingham Journal
. Natixis Global Asset Management's Boston-based U.S. arm confirmed
the sad news in a filing with the SEC. Hingham, Massachusetts-based Ranocha served as a director and co-assistant PM at Boston-based AEW Capital Management
, a wholly-owned Natixis subsidiary that specializes in investing (in North America) in real estate assets and securities.
Ranocha was one of four PMs on the $228-million Natixis AEW Real Estate Fund
and had been on the fund's PM team since 2006. Senior PM Matthew Troxell
and co-PMs John Garofalo
and J. Hall Jones
, all also with AEW, will continue to PM the fund, Natixis' filing confirms.
Troxell and AEW CEO Jeff Furber
, in a note to "clients, consultants and friends", praise Ranocha as "a man of exceptional character who touched everyone around him with his immeasurable kindness and compassion."
"We couldn't be more saddened at this time or more deeply thankful for Roman's contributions over the past 16 years with AEW, and our hearts will always be with his family," Furber and Troxell write.
He was first and foremost an adoring husband and father who often spoke with great pride about his lovely wife and their three wonderful daughters.
As a friend and colleague, Roman was simply a joy in our lives. We will forever remember his quick wit and his raw intelligence; his eagerness to help anyone in need; and his great talents as an investor. His unwavering dedication to his family, to his clients, and to all of us at AEW serves as his legacy for the rest of us to uphold.
An alumnus of Menlo College, Roman worked at Alliance Capital Management and Liquidity Financial Group before joining AEW in 2000. Ranocha's obituary in the Hingham Journal
reveals that the PM was also "passionate about soccer and ping pong." He is survived by his wife, Jackie, and his three children: Emma, Libby, and Mila.
A "celebration of life service" is scheduled
for Saturday, August 13 at 10 am at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham. The family is directing donations in Ranocha's name to the Scituate Animal Shelter in Scituate, Massachusetts.
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