Future Capital Beefs Up Business Development Team

Jun 1 2010 | 7:50am ET

Future Capital Partners, a £6 billion alternative investment boutique, has tapped Alan Cross to serve as business development manager. 
 
In his new role, Cross  is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with key accountancy and intermediary firms among FCP’s client base in Scotland and Northern Ireland. He is also tasked with the marketing of FCP’s range of products, the most recent being Future Fuels. Launched in January, Future Fuels is an investment partnership that will fund and build a renewable transport fuel plant in the North of England.
 
Cross joins FCP from Scottish Widows where he spent the last 17 years as an intermediary account manager, responsible for promoting life and pension products to the IFA market. 
 “Alan’s appointment will be a major boost to our nationwide distribution," said Piers Denne, head of sales and marketing. "We have seen a lot of appetite for our innovative products from the intermediary community in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and Alan’s knowledge of this market is unparalleled.”

Future Capital Partners specialises in alternative investments such as renewable energy, international property, healthcare and media & entertainment. The firm has completed transactions and made investments worth in excess of £6 billion since 2000 and has executed over 500 asset finance transactions.

The firm’s current product offerings include Everest Real Estate Partners, Omega Design & Build Partners and Destiny Real Estate Partners, three investment opportunities to participate in a Real Estate Development in Montenegro; Dean Street Productions, which provides production services in relation to upcoming Hollywood blockbuster movies produced by premiere independent film companies, recently released Iron Man II; and Future Fuels, funding the construction of a wheat-to-bio-ethanol plant in the UK.


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