Sunday, 3 May 2015
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Jan 29 2008 | 7:36am ET
Just days after striking out on its own, Capital Z Asset Management has lured a top California Public Employees’ Retirement System executive to lead it.
Christianna Wood, senior investment officer for global equity at CalPERS, will join New York-based Capital Z on March 17 as CEO.
“Christy helped CalPERS pioneer many new investments and oversaw over $150 billion of assets dedicated to global equities as well as many of the pension groups’ hedge fund allocations,” Laurence Cheng, chairman of Capital Z, said. “We are extremely pleased that Christy has decided to join Capital Z Asset Management. Her achievements, experience and knowledge of hedge funds will be instrumental in taking CZAM to the next level.”
CZAM, the hedge-fund management arm of Capital Z Investment Partners, was spun-off from its parent company last week, in a buyout led by management and private equity firm Paine & Partners.
In addition to the appointment of Wood, Elizabeth Flisser has been promoted to president. She has been with Capital Z since 1999, sourcing, evaluating and structuring its sponsorship activities.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…