Christoph Knaack joins Preqin as Chief Strategy Officer

Preqin, a provider of the alternative assets industry data, tools, and analytics, has appointed Christoph Knaack as its Chief Strategy Officer. 

As the first person to fulfil this role for the organisation, Knaack will oversee Preqin’s corporate strategy and business development, as well as sit on its Executive Committee.

Before joining Preqin, Knaack held several investment roles, most recently as a hedge fund investor at Davidson Kempner in London. Before moving to hedge funds, Knaack worked in the private equity team at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley. He holds an MSc in Finance from HEC Paris, and a BSc in International Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management.

“We are thrilled to have Christoph join the team,” says Mark O’Hare, Preqin CEO. “As we look to develop our products and services in the coming years, his analytical mindset and industry experience will be invaluable. With his expertise, we can ensure that we are offering our clients the best-in-class data, tools, and analytics that they have come to expect from us.”

Knaack adds: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Preqin. The company has been growing at an extraordinary rate in recent years, and is already the industry’s foremost provider of intelligence and insights. As alternatives continue to gain market share and become more mainstream, high-quality data will be of the utmost importance and will play a pivotal role in how the industry develops. I look forward to helping Preqin navigate this rapidly changing landscape, and help build on the success the team has already achieved.”

Knaack joined Preqin’s London office in late July, managing a global team of analysts and strategists.