Opalesque Industry Update - Crestline Investors, Inc., an institutional alternative asset manager, today announced the hiring of Chris Golio as a Managing Director. Golio will join the firm's Business Development & Client Partnership Group, where he will be focused on the Northeast and Midwest US regions. He will be based in New York and report to Frank Jordan, Head of Business Development & Client Partnerships.
Prior to joining Crestline, Golio was a Partner for Constellation Associates providing private credit third party institutional marketing services primarily to direct lending and opportunistic managers. While there he specialized in direct lending, opportunistic and other illiquid strategies. Before that, he was a Managing Director and the COO of U.S. institutional distribution for Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, where he covered national distribution efforts across fund of hedge funds, private equity fund of funds and real estate fund of funds business.
Golio's other roles include serving as Managing Director and Co-Head of Customized Solutions for UBP Asset Management LLC, Partner and Head of Business Development at Double Alpha Group, Inc., and a Senior Vice President at Zurich Capital Markets, Inc. He received a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Economics from the State University of New York at Oswego.
This is Crestline's third recent senior hire for its Business Development group, following the addition of Jordan in November 2016 and Graham Officer in February 2017.
"Chris is a veteran of the credit and alternative investment markets, with a proven track record of identifying the right investors for a variety of different products and strategies," said Douglas Bratton, Managing Partner & CIO of Crestline. "With his addition to our team, we are excited for the continued development of the Crestline brand in the institutional marketplace."
"Crestline has long been a top alternative investment firm for institutional investors, and I'm thrilled to join Frank, Graham and others in working together to provide the best possible service to both current and potential investors," said Golio.