Global private equity advisory and funds of funds firm Altius Associates has appointed William Charlton as a partner and head of U.S. investments.
In his new role, Charlton will be based in the Richmond, VA office, reporting to Brad Young, head of investments.
Charlton joins Altius from his current position as senior lecturer in finance at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also associate director of The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance. He teaches courses in investments, quantitative investments, entrepreneurial finance, and the capstone case course in the MBA program: financial strategies in private equity.
“We are delighted to have secured Billy, an experienced and knowledgeable investment professional, to lead our U.S. Investment business,” said Young. “His background and experience in the American private equity sector, and his knowledge of buyout, venture and growth capital, along with his intellectual grasp of the broader investment dynamics in private equity portfolios, make him an ideal candidate for this important role.”
Previously, Charlton was managing partner at specialist consultants BH Equity Research in San Jose, CA. Subsequently he was managing director and founder of Context Private Equity Alpha, a fund–of–funds manager.
Altius Associates currently advises and manages approximately $21 billion in private equity and real assets funds for clients based across Europe, North America and Australia. It has offices in London, Richmond, VA and Singapore.