Rowayton, CT, Sept. 21, 2016 – Eaton Partners, one of the world’s largest placement agents and advisory firms for private fund sponsors, announced today the appointments of Gianluca D’Angelo as Managing Director – Head of Europe and James Townend as Director. Both executives are based out of Eaton Partners’ London office, representing continued investment in and expansion of the firm’s capabilities in Europe.
Mr. D’Angelo, who has over 15 years of experience in financial services, is responsible for leading the origination, execution and distribution of alternative funds for Eaton Partners in Europe. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, he was a Partner for global placement agent Probitas Partners UK, where he was responsible for the origination, execution and distribution of private equity and real asset funds. He also previously worked in the Private Banking Unit at Credit Suisse Italy and began his career at UBS-Paine Webber in New York.
“Gianluca comes to us with a great deal of experience in sourcing and marketing European investment managers and we have brought him on board to build out our European team,” said Charlie Eaton, CEO of Eaton Partners. “With the support from our new partnership with Stifel Financial and under the leadership of Gianluca, we see a great opportunity for Eaton Partners to increase the number and quality of our European mandates and further diversify our revenue base.”
Mr. Townend is focused on the development and distribution of Eaton Partners’ hedge fund and public market strategies. He has over 12 years of experience in European financial services markets, most recently as a Business Development Director for Nomura Asset Management in London where he was responsible for raising institutional capital for the firm’s hedge funds.. He has also previously worked as an International Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, as a member of the Multi Manager Team at Global Asset Management, and as a Consultant at Statistical Decisions.
“James is a seasoned professional with excellent relationships and we’re excited to provide our clients with an additional resource to help them raise capital from European institutional investors,” said Thomas Kreitler, Partner at Eaton Partners.
In the coming months, Mr. D’Angelo will be hiring additional executives to support the continued expansion of Eaton Partners’ European platform.
Eaton Partners opened its London office in 2003, and now has a total of seven offices internationally, also including Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Rowayton, San Diego, and Shanghai.
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