GRESHAM HOUSE, the specialist asset manager, has appointed Kevin Acton as its new finance director.
The 38-year-old joins from Oaktree Capital Management, where he was a senior vice president responsible for finance and operations in the European principal team covering private equity and debt opportunity funds with combined assets under management of around €5.5bn (£4.4bn).
Acton, will formally take up the reigns on 6 June 2016.
Prior to Oaktree, Acton was director, group reporting and valuations at 3i Group. He qualified as a charted accountant in 2004 with Deloitte where he worked with a number of private equity and asset management clients.
Anthony Dalwood, CEO of Gresham House, said: “Kevin has significant experience in both asset management and private equity, which will be of great benefit to us as we implement the next stage of our plan to develop and grow Gresham House as a specialist asset manager.
“Kevin’s appointment is another important milestone after what has been a transformational year for Gresham House. I look forward to working with him as we continue to target superior long term investment returns from differentiated and illiquid alternative investment strategies.”