KKR has appointed Paula Campbell Roberts to the role of chief investment strategist for private wealth.

In this newly created role, Roberts will work closely with KKR’s global macro, balance sheet and risk team to deliver actionable investment insights to KKR’s private wealth partners. She was most recently managing director and global head of consumer and real estate macro and thematic investing (CREM). In this role, Roberts helped drive thematic investing efforts across KKR’s global real estate, consumer private equity and credit businesses. Prior to joining KKR in 2017, she was an executive director at Morgan Stanley, where she managed coverage of the U.S. consumer sector.

“Having worked closely with Paula for the past seven years, I am confident that her breadth of experience across macroeconomics, deal-related work, and asset allocation will make her a trusted resource to financial advisors and our private wealth investors,” states Henry McVey, CIO of KKR’s balance sheet and head of global macro and asset allocation.