Caliburn Capital Partners, an institutional alternative asset manager, has appointed Pawel Kisielewski to oversee client development activity.
Kisielewski joins from Merrill Lynch, where for six years he created and ran the Global Technnology sales team, covering fund management clients, both long only and Absolute Return within the European market. Kisielewski was also responsible for marketing Merrill Lynch's Technology equity research product covering in excess of 350 companies around the world.
Before joining Merrill Lynch in 1999, Kisielewski headed up Deusche Bank Securities' London based Pan-European equity sales team, comprising generalists, small company and industry specialists. In 1990, he joined Credit Suisse First Boston working within the team that took the firm into Pan-European equities for the first time. Here he was also jointly responsible for leading the sales and marketing strategy for the new equity markets of Emerging Europe.
Commenting on the new appointment, Jeremy Rowlands, Managing Partner at Caliburn said: 'Over the past year, Caliburn has taken advantage of its unusual position as a new firm with substantial financial backing, to build a high quality team and an investment structure that is best of breed. With the launch of our first live portfolio we are looking to expand our sales and marketing resources. Pawel has outstanding experience in building a sales and marketing function with some of the best investment banks and has much to contribute as we continue our growth. We are delighted to welcome him on board.'
Caliburn is an institutional alternative asset manager, backed by Mizuho International, the London-based investment-banking arm of Japan's leading financial group. Majority owned by its partners, Caliburn Capital is focused on bringing a new approach to fund of hedge fund investing, built upon the track record of entrepreneurial and investment success of its founders.
Caliburn launched its first fund, the Caliburn Strategic Fund on June1st. An open-ended fund, it was seeded with USD 74m, USD 50m from Mizuho International and USD 24m from the Partners - with those investments locked up for three years.
Background note: Based in London and Geneva, Caliburn was founded by Managing Partners Christopher Bouckley and Jeremy Rowlands, founders of Bayard Partners and Carnegie International; Tony Morrongiello, former 3A CEO; Mike Ketley, former CFO of Wadhwani Asset Management LLP, Bayard Partners and Carnegie International and Sam Berwick, Managing Director of Mizuho International. Majority owned by its principals, Caliburn is focused on bringing a new approach to fund of hedge fund investing, built upon a track record of entrepreneurial and investment success.