Benjamin Forsyth is a Principal at Assure Equity Partners. Prior to joining Assure, Mr. Forsyth co-managed deal sourcing, analytics and monitoring of CalPERS emerging market portfolio which represented $5 billion and 11% of CalPERS private equity exposure. CalPERS emerging market portfolio outperformed the 10 year policy benchmark by 5.8%. Mr. Forsyth tracked and identified trends in 20 private equity firms and over 60 fund relationships in the US, Europe and the emerging markets, representing CalPERS as a voting member on advisory boards to influence investment strategy. Mr. Forsyth performed due diligence and presented to CalPERS investment committee on behalf of 15 funds in four emerging market continents totaling $10 billion in investment. Most recently, Mr. Forsyth has worked with Laguna Capital and Palm Tree Capital, creating LBO models for $200 million and $350 million take private and sell side transactions for European based businesses. Mr. Forsyth started his career as an Analyst for the Utah Fund of Funds where he performed due diligence and valued portfolios. Mr. Forsth holds a B.S. degree from Utah State University.