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$22 billion* of total capital commitments including from some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors. The Northleaf team is comprised of over 200 professionals based in Toronto, Montreal, London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Menlo Park, Melbourne and Tokyo.  The firm’s business model creates a strong alignment of interests with its investors.

* As of February 28, 2023.

Portfolio managers

David Ross

Managing Director, Head of Private Credit
Northleaf Capital Partners


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


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.

Jamie Storrow

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure
Northleaf Capital Partners


Jamie is co-head of Northleaf’s infrastructure investment program and is primarily responsible for transaction origination, due diligence and asset management of Northleaf’s infrastructure investments. Jamie serves as a director on several asset-level boards.

Jamie received a B.A. in Economics from Western University and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of London. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Shane Feeney

Managing Director, Global Head of Secondaries
Northleaf Capital Partners

Shane oversees all aspects of Northleaf’s secondaries program. Shane is a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee, and actively participates in investment activities across Northleaf’s broader private equity program. In addition, he is involved in Northleaf’s investor relations and business development activities. 

Shane holds an MBA from INSEAD and a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.


An attractive alternative to traditional fixed income

Discover how private credit has produced higher yields, even during periods of low interest rates and heightened volatility.

Unique expertise in private infrastructure

Northleaf’s experience, track record and strategies make it well-placed to deliver private infrastructure opportunities to retail investors.




The secret to Northleaf’s success in private credit

Find out what it takes to be a successful private credit firm and the capabilities that set Northleaf apart.

Private Credit: The $1 Trillion ‘New 40’ Opportunity

Private Credit: The $1 Trillion ‘New 40’ Opportunity In this article Institutional Investors profiles Mackenzie strategic partner Northleaf Capital and their innovative approach to make private markets accessible to accredited Canadian investors.


Time to be selective in infrastructure

Jared Waldron discusses the benefits of the mid-market, current environment and other trends.


Beyond the numbers: Delivering private credit’s advantages

David Ross explains how Northleaf uncovers private credit opportunities and aims to deliver attractive yields with relatively low volatility for individual investors.


Secondaries sees a bright future

Activity within the secondaries market is experiencing a brief lull, but it will bounce back stronger than ever in 2023, says Shane Feeney, managing director and global head of secondaries at Northleaf.


Finding strong relative value in a heightened risk environment

In a dislocated market, there is a wider band of relative value and more opportunity to optimise risk-adjusted return through selectivity, says Northleaf’s David Ross.


Private infrastructure podcast with Jamie Storrow

Jamie Storrow, Managing Director and Co-Head of Infrastructure at Northleaf Capital Partners joins the Mackenzie podcast to share his team's approach to infrastructure investing including sourcing, working with management teams, and exit strategies.


Private credit podcast with David Ross

Investment Teams


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