General Counsel, Jasper Ridge Partners

Advisory Council, Committee on Global Thought

Rajesh Swaminathan is a Partner and the General Counsel of Jasper Ridge Partners. He joined Jasper Ridge Partners in 2017 and oversees legal, compliance, tax and human resources support for the firm’s management, investment activities and corporate operations.

Rajesh served as Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at PineBridge Investments, a global asset management firm with capabilities in alternative investments, fixed income, equities and asset allocation. In this role, he directed the legal, compliance and corporate secretarial functions, and also served as the principal executive liaison for 33 regulatory agencies worldwide. Rajesh also served as PineBridge Investments’ regional general counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and assistant general counsel in the alternative investments business of PineBridge’s predecessor organization, AIG Investments. From 2008 to 2010, Rajesh co-led the $83 billion carve-out and sale of PineBridge Investments from AIG Investments. Prior to joining AIG, he was in private practice in the New York and Washington, DC offices of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP; Steptoe & Johnson LLP; and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

He serves as an Advisory Council Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, is a Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at the Georgetown University Law Center and a Member of the National Leadership Council of the American India Foundation.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • B.A., Williams College