Eaton Partners Strengthens European Team With Two Hires

Sep 21 2016 | 4:13pm ET

Placement agent Eaton Partners has named Gianluca D'Angelo as head of Europe and James Townend as a director as the company bolsters its European team. 

D'Angelo will be responsible for leading the origination, execution and distribution of alternative funds for Eaton Partners in Europe, while Townend will focus on the development and distribution of the company’s hedge fund and public market strategies,  Eaton said in a statement. 

Prior to joining Eaton Partners, D’Angelo was a partner for global placement agent Probitas Partners UK, where he was responsible for the origination, execution and distribution of private equity and real asset funds. He also previously worked in the Private Banking Unit at Credit Suisse Italy and began his career at UBS-Paine Webber in New York.

Townend was most recently a business development director for Nomura Asset Management in London, where he was responsible for raising institutional capital for the firm’s hedge funds. He has also previously worked as an international financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, as a member of the multi-manager team at Global Asset Management, and as a Consultant at Statistical Decisions.

"Gianluca comes to us with a great deal of experience in sourcing and marketing European investment managers and we have brought him on board to build out our European team,” said Charlie Eaton, CEO of Eaton Partners. “With the support from our new partnership with Stifel Financial and under the leadership of Gianluca, we see a great opportunity for Eaton Partners to increase the number and quality of our European mandates and further diversify our revenue base."

“James is a seasoned professional with excellent relationships and we’re excited to provide our clients with an additional resource to help them raise capital from European institutional investors,” added Thomas Kreitler, partner at Eaton Partners. 

Founded in 1983, Eaton Partners is one of the world’s largest placement agents and advisory firms for private fund sponsors. It opened its London office in 2003, and now has a total of seven offices internationally, also including Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Rowayton, San Diego, and Shanghai. In January 2016, the firm became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corporation.

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