SkyBridge Opens London Office, Hires KIO's Alquraini

Jul 29 2016 | 9:30pm ET

Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital has opened a new office in London and brought aboard former Kuwait sovereign wealth executive Hesham Alquraini to lead it. 

The office will serve as SkyBridge’s headquarters on behalf of its business interests in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East, according to a statement. 

Alquraini is an industry veteran with more than 20 years in financial markets and alternative asset management, the company said. He joins SkyBridge having served at the Kuwait Investment Office and the Kuwait Investment Authority, where he amassed board level experience across a range of strategies including hedge funds, buyouts, secondaries, growth, mezzanine, and venture capital.

While at Kuwait Investment Office, Alquraini was vice president within the alternative investment group and responsible for directly managing KIO's assets across private equity, hedge funds and direct investments spread across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. 

"The continued expansion of our global footprint remains one of our most important strategic objectives," said Ray Nolte, co-managing partner and CIO at SkyBridge Capital, in the statement. "Hesham's regional expertise coupled with a centralized hub in London enables us to better serve our growing client base in these critical markets and enhances the suite of capabilities we are able to provide in support of their financial objectives."

Founded in 2005, SkyBridge Capital is a global alternative investment firm with approximately $12.6 billion in assets under management and advisement as of May 31, 2016. The company specializes in funds of hedge funds products, custom separate account portfolios, hedge fund advisory services and a long-only mutual fund.

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