Asset Management Distribution Director Ben Ruffel Joins Kudu Investment Management


NEW YORK, June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Kudu Investment Management, LLC (Kudu), an independent provider of permanent capital solutions for asset and wealth managers, today announced that Ben Ruffel joined the firm as Director of Distribution Strategies, a new position, effective June 13.

Ruffel is responsible for supporting Kudu’s 18 partner companies, who collectively manage $70 billion in assets as they explore and develop opportunities in new and existing market segments. He is based at New York.

Prior to joining Kudu, Ruffel was vice president and account manager for PIMCO. Previously, he was Senior Analyst, Client Services at NISA Investment Advisors.

“Our goal with Kudu has always been to create a like-minded community of top independent asset and wealth managers,” said Rob Jakaki, CEO. “Ben, with his innovative ideas and experience working with world-class managers, will be a dedicated resource, offering advice and support on growth strategies and competitive positioning.”

Ruffel is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Business School. He holds a degree in European and Russian history from Washington and Lee University.

About Kudu Investment Management
Kudu provides long-term capital solutions, including generational ownership transfers, management buyouts, acquisition and growth financing, and liquidity for legacy partners, to asset and wealth managers across the whole world. Kudu was founded in 2015 and is backed by financial partners White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM) and Mass Mutual. For more information, visit

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