NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Butler Capital Partners ("Butler Capital"), a global capital placement and advisory firm focused on Alternative Investment Funds, announced today that Jeffrey C. Smith has joined the firm as Managing Director of Capital Placement and Hedge Fund Origination.
Jeffrey brings with him over 25 years of expertise in sales, marketing, and capital placement proficiency. Previously, from 2003 until 2014, he served as a Partner of S3 Partners, responsible for business development and client relationships management. There, he was charged with originating and managing the ongoing relationships with over 100 hedge fund clients. While at S3, he created and maintained a strong network of institutional investor relationships, educating them on S3's counterparty management capabilities and introducing them to hedge funds. In addition, he also established a capital placement business to raise capital from European investors for emerging S3 hedge fund clients.
Prior to S3 Partners, Jeffrey was Head of Latin American Equity Sales and Trading while working for Banco Garantia (Brazil)/Credit Suisse. Preceding that, he was as an Institutional and High Net-Worth Salesman in the Shafiroff Group at Lehman Brothers and an Investment Officer and Equity Research Analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Alan Butler, Founder and Managing Member of Butler Capital remarked, "We cannot be more thrilled to have Jeff join our team. He brings enormous value, integrity and experience to the firm while enforcing Butler Capital's existing corporate culture of strong ethical standards. His background and vast network of institutional connections and alternative managers will strengthen our relationships with investors while creating additional opportunities for the firm."
Jeffrey's responsibilities will include alternative investment fund origination and capital raising for alternative asset management clients, concentrating on large institutional investors located predominately in Texas and the Northeast of the United States.
About Butler Capital
Butler Capital is a capital placement and advisory firm that works with talented alternative asset managers to help increase their asset growth. Founded in 2001; the firm's 15 person team has assisted managers in raising approximately $6 billion to-date. Butler Capital Partners supports managers by leading their capital raising efforts through the use of their dedicated sales team that leverages the firm's investor relationships, plus provides smaller managers with business and operational advice.
Butler Capital Partners
Alan Butler, Managing Member
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