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

Monday, September 10, 2012

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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......................

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