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Fund of funds Silver Creek adds senior business development executives and research analysts in US and UK

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Silver Creek Capital Management LLC, a leading manager of funds of hedge funds with over $6 billion in assets under management, today announced that it has added four experienced investment and business development professionals to the firm’s global team: Carter Weil, Petter von Heidenstam, Christian McFadden and Kelsey Schreck.

Bryan Weeks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Creek, said, “Over the past year, we have made a significant effort to invest in high caliber, seasoned investment and business development professionals in the U.S. and the U.K. and we are pleased to welcome Carter, Petter, Christian and Kelsey to the firm. We look forward to leveraging their collective regional expertise and deep relationships as we grow our firm and develop investment solutions for our global client base.”

Mr. Weil, former Director of the Americas Institutional Sales team for Russell Investments’ manager of managers platform, has joined Silver Creek’s New York office as Head of Americas Institutional Business Development, where he will lead consultant relations and marketing to institutional investors. Mr. von Heidenstam, former Nordic Region business development executive for Aviva Investors, has joined Silver Creek’s London office as Director of European Sales, where he will be responsible for consultant relations and institutional business development in Europe. Mr. McFadden and Ms. Schreck have joined Silver Creek as Senior Research Analysts and will support the firm’s investment research, portfolio construction and risk analysis processes. Mr. McFadden and Ms. Schreck will be based out of Silver Creek’s London and Seattle offices, respectively.

Gideon Nieuwoudt, Managing Director and Head of the Silver Creek’s London office, said, “The additions of Petter and Christian to our London team enhances Silver Creek’s ability to both indentify untapped investment talent and support our European client base.”

At Russell, Mr. Weil oversaw marketing for Russell's manager of managers investment products to corporate pensions, endowments and foundations, multi-employer and healthcare clients. Mr. Weil holds a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

Prior to joining Aviva, Mr. von Heidenstam worked in business development and manager selection for Siguler Guff & Co and Towers Watson. He holds a B.A. in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Mr. McFadden was most recently an independent financial advisor. Previously, he was a Research Analyst at One East Partners Europe LLP and a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. McFadden holds an M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in Economics with Certificate in Finance from Princeton University. Ms. Schreck joins Silver Creek from Quellos Capital Management and BlackRock Alternative Advisors, where she was a Vice President in the Manager Research team. Ms. Schreck holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Silver Creek is a fund of hedge funds management firm with offices in Seattle, New York, and London, whose team has been managing funds since 1994. Silver Creek manages a variety of multi-manager investment products designed to deliver superior, risk-adjusted, absolute returns.

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