Carlo Desierto


Carlo Desierto joined Pender in July 2021 as President.

He began his investment career in 2002 and his experience spans the investment industry globally. Immediately prior to joining Pender, Carlo was based in Boston MA where he was Managing Director at a leading international insurance owned asset manager where he played a leading role in building and expanding the Private Markets business globally. Previously, he was responsible for the investment strategy supporting its Canadian insurance products focused on long duration alternative assets, including real estate, infrastructure and private equity and credit. Carlo spent five years in London, England where he worked at UK based global asset management firm before moving to a boutique family office. As Chief Operating Officer he oversaw the firm’s expansion within Europe, which included broadening the firm’s investment capabilities and opening additional offices in Zurich and Moscow. He started his career at one of the top five Canadian banking institutions.

Carlo has a BA in Economics from the University of Victoria and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.