CP Eaton Partners expands team with three new professionals

Daniel J Vene, Jeffrey J Eaton and Thomas L Knechtel have joined independent global placement agent CP Eaton Partners at its headquarters in Connecticut to help the firm expand its alternative investment placement business.

'We welcome these three outstanding professionals to our firm as we expand capacity across all four asset classes of our business - private equity, real estate, hedge fund, and emerging markets - and continue to build upon our 23-year history,' says CP Eaton chief operating officer Charlie Bartz.

'The alternative investment landscape has evolved considerably over the past five years, and we look forward to the energy and diverse capabilities these individuals will bring to the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in the private placement industry.'

Vene brings 10 years' experience in investment management and financial operations to CP Eaton's real estate group. He was previously a principal at real estate private equity firm Allegiance Capital Partners, and earlier a senior vice-president in the capital markets group at Thomson Financial. Vene began his career as a high-yield bond trader at ING.

Eaton joins the firm's private equity group with seven years of experience in the financial services industry. He was most recently a director in the natural gas structuring and trading division at Constellation Energy Commodities Group, after having worked for Shanghai-based import and distribution company Montrose International.

Knechtel joins CP Eaton's hedge fund group with five years of hedge fund marketing experience. He was a previously a vice-president at Channel Capital Group, where he focused on raising institutional capital for the firm's third-party hedge fund mandates, and earlier he was a member of Deutsche Banks' equity prime services division.

Founded in 1983 and based in Rowayton, Connecticut, CP Eaton Partners is one of the most experienced placement agents in the world, with more than USD24bn in total capital raised. CP Eaton, which has offices in North America, Europe and Asia, raises institutional capital for investment managers across a full range of alternative strategies and is currently in the market with nine funds investing in various asset classes including core capital assets, urban real estate development, China real estate, India private equity, distressed debt, high-yield CMBS, a structured equity hedge fund, and a fund of hedge funds.

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