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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – April 11, 2017

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INTERNAL: New Co-Heads of Global Capital Markets at BlackRock

Asset manager giant BlackRock moved Ed Cook and Ben Spielman to be co-heads of global capital markets. Ed Cook is based in London, while Spielman is based in the United States. Ed Cook is Managing Director, Head of EMEA Capital Markets at BlackRock. Spielman has experience working in equity capital markets.

Matthew Savino was Co-Head of Global Capital Markets at BlackRock, but moved on to work in the firm’s alternatives division.

PIMCO Hires Former Blackstone Executive for Private Strategies Role

In late March 2017, Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO) hired Gregory Hall as managing director, head of private strategies. Hall will start his role effective May 1, 2017. Previously, Hall worked at the Blackstone Group LP, as a senior managing director within Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. At Blackstone, he was in charge of seeding hedge fund managers. He left Blackstone in 2016. Hall began his career as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs and has 18 years of investment experience.

Tariq Ahmad Named CEO of Brandywine Global Investment Management (Asia)

Tariq Ahmad was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Global Investment Management (Asia), the Asian unit of the parent company, taking over the spot from John Tsao. Ahmad was Head of Business Development and Client Service for Brandywine Global Investment Management (Asia).

Russell Investments Hires a Chief Marketing Officer

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Antares Bain Capital Complete Financing Solution Backs symplr Deal

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On December 10, 2018, Antares Bain Capital Complete Financing Solution provided a senior secured unitranche credit facility for Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. to acquire symplr, a healthcare governance, risk, and compliance software-as-a-service platform from Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group. Golub Capital provided financing for the transaction as well.

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PSP Investments Exits Antelliq

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On December 14th, Private equity firm BC Partners, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), and other minority co-investors have signed a definitive agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, to sell Antelliq Corporation, a Vitré, France-based provider of digital animal identification, traceability, and monitoring solutions. Upon close, Antelliq will be a wholly owned and separately operated subsidiary within the Merck Animal Health Division. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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JPMorgan Edges Out Hamilton Lane on Florida SBA In-State Mandate

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The Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) manages a plethora of Florida state funds, including the state’s defined benefit plans. Florida’s SBA awarded a private equity portfolio mandate which targets high-technology businesses in Florida to J.P. Morgan Asset Management. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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