Crestline Investors Taps Golio For Senior Business Development Role

Mar 20 2017 | 9:58pm ET

Alternative credit manager Crestline Investors has hired former Constellation Associates partner and direct lending specialist Chris Golio as a managing director in the firm’s business development & client partnerships group. 

In his new role, Golio will focus on the Northeast and Midwest U.S. regions, Crestline said in a statement. He will be based in New York and report to Frank Jordan, head of business development & client partnerships.

Prior to joining Crestline, Golio was a Partner for Constellation Associates, where he provided private credit third party institutional marketing services primarily to direct lending and opportunistic managers. While there, he specialized in direct lending, opportunistic and other illiquid strategies.

Beforehand, he was a managing director and the COO of U.S. institutional distribution for Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, where he covered national distribution efforts across fund of hedge funds, private equity fund of funds and real estate fund of funds business. His previous roles include co-head of customized solutions for UBP Asset Management LLC, partner at  Double Alpha Group, Inc., and senior vice president at Zurich Capital Markets. 

This is Crestline’s third recent senior hire for its Business Development group, following the addition of Jordan in November 2016 and Graham Officer in February 2017.

“Chris is a veteran of the credit and alternative investment markets, with a proven track record of identifying the right investors for a variety of different products and strategies,” said Douglas Bratton, managing partner & CIO of Crestline, in the statement. “With his addition to our team, we are excited for the continued development of the Crestline brand in the institutional marketplace.”

Founded in 1997, Fort Worth, Texas-based Crestline is an alternative investment manager focusing on a broad array of investment solutions including diversified multi-manager hedge fund portfolios, credit and beta/hedging strategies across private credit, specialty lending, CLOs, and opportunistic funds. The company manages around $9.2 billion of assets.


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