Suzanne Streeter has joined Partners Capital as senior investment principal, according to the firm, which provides outsourced cio services to foundations and endowments.

Streeter is responsible for leading the firm’s private equity asset class efforts in North America and identifying the best private equity fund opportunities, the firm said. She also conducts due diligence on fund investments and manages the existing relationships with U.S.-based private equity firms.

She is based in Boston and reports to Sean Farrell, managing director of private markets. It is a newly-created role.

Most recently, Streeter was managing director of fund investments and advisory at Babson Capital Management. Prior to that, she worked in the Yale University investments office, where she served as an associate director for its private equity program.

“Private Equity is a core allocation for Partners Capital’s client portfolios and we therefore are pleased that Suzanne has joined our team to lead our activities in this area in North America. Her experience at the Yale Investments Office, which was a pioneer among endowments in allocating significantly to Private Equity, make her an especially good fit for Partners Capital,” Founder, CEO and CIO Stan Miranda said, in a statement.

Babson Spokesman Brian Whelan did not return a call seeking information on Streeter’s replacement.

Partners Capital has more than $17 billion in assets under management.