17Capital continues growth with two managing director promotions

The promotions bring the number of team members elevated this year to 15.

17Capital has made two managing director promotions in London and New York.

The fund finance specialist has elevated Nicolò Colombo and Greg Hardiman to the roles, according to a statement.

London-based Colombo joined 17Capital in 2015 from Adams Street Partners and was previously with Credit Suisse within its M&A EMEA team. Responsible for investments in Europe, Colombo is also involved in 17Capital’s fundraising and played a key role in 17Capital’s majority sale to Oaktree Capital last year, the statement said.

Hardiman, who is based in New York, joined the firm in 2019, having previously worked with Man Group and Conning. He is responsible for investments in the US.

The promotions follow 17Capital’s hire of its first-ever head of investor relations for Canada and Latin America in May. Alejandro Hernandez joined from Alberta Investment Management Corporation, where he spent eight years as a public equities portfolio manager. At AIMCo, Hernandez helped develop an external manager partnership process and its non-traditional hedge fund strategy investments.

Canada-based Hernandez was previously with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he held various positions over 12 years, ending as an assistant portfolio manager involved with external managers.

17Capital also made 13 promotions in February across five teams. On the investment team, Stephen Quinn was promoted to senior managing director and Federica Bogoni was named vice-president. The firm also promoted people on its investor relations team as part of the round, with Pauline Chatin as head of investor relations for France, Switzerland and Southern Europe and Isabelle Richards as senior associate.