Private equity advisor Altius Associates has appointed Dr. William (Billy) Charlton as a Partner and Head of US Investments. Mr. Charlton will be based in the firm’s Richmond, VA office and will report to Brad Young, Head of Investment.
Altius Associates currently advises and manages approximately $21 billion in private equity and real assets funds for clients based across Europe, North America and Australia. The firm has offices in London, Richmond, VA and Singapore (www.altius-associates.com).
Dr. Charlton joins Altius from his current position as Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also Associate Director of The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance. He teaches courses in Investments, Quantitative Investments, Entrepreneurial Finance, and the capstone case course in the MBA program: Financial Strategies in Private Equity. Prior to this appointment Dr. Charlton was Managing Partner at specialist consultants BH Equity Research in San Jose, CA. Subsequently he was Managing Director & Founder of Context Private Equity Alpha, a fund–of–funds manager.
“We are delighted to have secured Billy, an experienced and knowledgeable investment professional, to lead our US Investment business. His background and experience in the American private equity sector, and his knowledge of buyout, venture and growth capital, along with his intellectual grasp of the broader investment dynamics in private equity portfolios, make him an ideal candidate for this important role. We looked long and hard for a leader to fit our needs, and I am very gratified that we have been able to attract someone of Billy’s caliber,” said Mr. Young.
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