Ex-Citi Pres. Named Chairman Of Ex-Citi Hedge Fund

Jan 14 2014 | 11:50am ET

Former Citigroup President John Havens has his old job back.

Havens was named non-executive chairman and a partner at Napier Park Global Capital, which spun off from Citi last year. Havens led New York-based Napier Park—then known as Citi Capital Advisors—as CEO of Citi Alternative Investments, prior to his appointment as Citi's president in 2011.

A year later, he and Citi CEO Vikram Pandit—who had led Citi AI prior to his promotion to CEO in 2008—were fired, but not before they oversaw Napier Park's planned spin-out, which gave its top managers, Jonathan Dorfman and James O'Brien, a 75% stake in the unit for free.

Citi continues to hold a non-voting minority stake in Napier Park, which has $5.6 billion in assets.

Havens and Pandit, both former Morgan Stanley executives, co-founded hedge fund Old Lane Partners after leaving that bank. They sold it to Citi in 2007, where it became part of Citi AI until it was shuttered in 2008.


In Depth

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

DarcMatter: The Top Trends in Alternative Investments for 2017

Jan 13 2017 | 8:22pm ET

The $7 trillion alternative investments industry is poised for continued growth...

 

From the current issue of

The healthcare sector went on a tear beginning in 2011, thanks in large part to the passage of the Affordable Care Act and its impending implementat