Wed, Apr 16, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Avalon Lake Partners spins out from WTP Advisors to focus on alternatives

Monday, September 10, 2012

amb
Lou Sala
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

New York-based Avalon Lake Partners, is launching today after spinning out from New York- based tax advisory firm, WTP Advisors, where it served as the capital markets division. Led by industry veterans Lou Sala, Jay Goldstein, and Ilicia Silverman, Avalon Lake will focus solely on providing a broad set of advisory services to the alternative asset management industry, namely hedge funds, private equity and family offices.

Sala originally established Sala Associates in 2007, which provided business advisory services for alternative investment firms. WTP Advisors acquired Sala Associates in 2011, creating a capital markets division for the firm. Prior to Sala Associates, Lou managed Paloma Partners Management Company’s hedge fund incubation platform where he was responsible for manager selection, fund launch, and overall operational infrastructure. He also led several strategic initiatives, including the sale of its back and middle offices to JP Morgan to form JP Morgan Hedge Fund Services. He will now serve as managing partner and CEO for Avalon Lake Partners.

"After working with WTP Advisors for nearly the last two years, we decided that it made sense to refocus specifically on the business management aspects of alternatives," explains Sala in an interview with Opalesque. "I think the time has come for a firm that focuses specifically on these issues, given the rapidly changing business environment faci......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably