U.K.-based alternative investment boutique Future Capital Partners has appointed Piers Denne to lead the firm’s business development strategy.
Denne takes over an expanded head of sales and marketing role at Future Capital, and will begin marketing an extensive range of new products that the firm has lined up to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2010.
Denne bring 23 years of financial services experience to his new role. During this time, he has held senior marketing and distribution roles with some of Europe’s largest asset managers, including Gartmore, Fidelity and Threadneedle.
“We have an extremely exciting range of new products in the pipeline that we hope to bring to market in the next quarter,” said Tim Levy, chief executive at Future Capital. “In order to capitalize fully on these opportunities, we need the most effective business development plan possible. Moreover, in the long term, Piers’ in-depth knowledge of the third party market will help us to optimize our client services and strengthen our distribution base.”
Future Capital Partners specializes in alternative investments such as renewable energy, international property, biotechnology and media and entertainment. The firm has completed transactions and made investments worth in excess of £6 billion since 2000 and has executed over 500 asset finance transactions. The firm’s current product offerings include Opus, a Real Estate Development in Montenegro; the production services in relation to an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster movie, produced by a premiere independent film company; the construction of a wheat-to-bio-ethanol plant in the UK; and Aramid 1, which provides ongoing debt finance to the entertainment industry.