P.E. Specialist Altius Makes Senior Hires

Apr 8 2013 | 9:28am ET

London-based private equity and real asset manager Altius Associates has made two senior hires for its global investment team.

Jeffrey Kopocis and join the firm's Richmond, Va.,office and Arnaud Garel-Galais will be based in the London office.

Kopocis joins Altius from a multi-family office in Alexandria, Va., where he was a member of the investment committee, conducting due diligence across private equity and venture capital funds, including experience with co-investments. Prior to that Kopocis worked for Cambridge Associates as a senior hedge fund analyst, providing consulting services to institutional clients.

Garel-Galais joins from Dahlia Partners, a Natixis subsidiary in the private equity business, where he helped manage private equity fund-of-funds. Garel-Galais has experience in primary, secondary and co-investment p.e. transactions, focusing on investments in France and Europe. Before that, Garel-Galais held positions in the projects team in risk management at CALYON in Hong Kong.
This year has also seen two other senior hires at Altius: Dr. William (Billy) Charlton as partner and head of US investments and Joachim Suter as partner, EMEA investor relations team.

Bradford Young, head of investments at Altius, said in a statement: “We are delighted that we were able to attract these high caliber investment professionals to strengthen our global investment team on the both sides of the Atlantic. These appointments reflect our commitment to providing clients with an outstanding level of advice and support.”

 Altius Associates currently advises and manages approximately $23 billion in private equity and real assets funds for clients based across Europe, North America and Australia. In addition to its London and Richmond offices the firm also has an office in Singapore.

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