Campbell Lutyens bolsters NY team

The advisory firm has relocated two staff from its London headquarters and added an executive from Portfolio Advisors.

Campbell Lutyens has boosted its New York dedicated secondaries professionals headcount to five, according to a statement.

Gerald Cooper
Gerald Cooper

Principal David Perrin and vice-president Hemal Patel relocated from the firm’s head office in London and join Gerald Cooper, who was hired in August as a partner.

Cooper, who has advised on more than $17 billion worth of secondary transactions in his career will work with fellow partner Thomas Liaudet on the development of its US secondary advisory business.

Jake Starke has also joined the firm from Portfolio Advisors as an executive, according to the statement. He was previously an analyst at the Connecticut-headquartered fund of funds where he supported its primary and secondaries due diligence teams.

The advisory firm and placement agent has made several hires recently to enlarge its US business. In July it appointed Sir Peter Westmacott, a career diplomat who served as British Ambassador to the US from 2012 until his retirement in January 2016, to its advisory board. Though Sir Peter will be based in London, his role will be to capitalise on his “unique experience and relationships in the US” to expand Campbell Lutyens’ reach in North America,” the company said in a statement at the time.

On the primary fundraising side, Campbell Lutyens earlier this year hired Sarah Sandstrom as partner, who joined from Lazard, and Andrew Symons from Eaton Partners as a senior vice president.