Joseph R. Ramrath
Joseph R. Ramrath, Managing Director of Colchester Partners LLC, has 27 years of experience in transactions in the investment management industry.
At Colchester, Mr. Ramrath
is responsible for executing all aspects of client engagements, including buy/sell assignments, assisting clients in the development and execution of ownership restructurings and management succession plans, and providing other types of strategic advice.
Prior to the formation of Colchester Partners, he was Executive Vice President of the United Asset Management division of Old Mutual plc, an international financial services firm headquartered in London, England.
In that position, he
was responsible for the development and execution of strategies with respect to over 30 investment management subsidiaries that were acquired by Old Mutual
in connection with its acquisition of United Asset Management Corporation
("UAM") in September of 2000.
During this period, he
was responsible, together with Messrs.
Kettle and O'Brien, for the divestiture of 12 investment management subsidiaries.
From 1996 through to the acquisition of UAM by Old Mutual, Mr. Ramrath was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of UAM.
was a NYSE company and one of the largest independent investment management organizations in the world with over $200 billion in assets under management.
provided diverse investment management services to institutions, mutual funds and high net worth investors through the more than 45 operating affiliates it acquired or established in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan.
He was a member of the firm's management committee and a leader of the team responsible for acquisitions and subsidiary operations.
also had direct responsibility for UAM
's relationship with several of its larger subsidiaries.
activities included business and strategic planning, acquisitions and transaction structuring on behalf of both UAM
and its subsidiaries.
was also responsible for all of UAM
's legal affairs.
Prior to joining UAM, Mr. Ramrath was a partner and member of the management committee of Hill & Barlow, a Boston law firm.
corporate legal practice at Hill & Barlow
included leading the team responsible for all of UAM
Prior to entering law school in 1982, Mr. Ramrath was a manager in the commercial audit division of Arthur Andersen & Co.
joined that firm in 1977 and worked in their Boston and San Francisco offices.
Mr. Ramrath is also a director of The Hanover Group (NYSE: THG).
is a leading regional provider of property and casualty products for individuals, families and businesses through an extensive network of independent agents.
Taken as a group, The Hanover ranks among the top 35 property and casualty insurers in the United States.
Mr. Ramrath received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with high honors from Babson College in 1977, and a Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1985.
He is also an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School teaching business negotiations.