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Landmark Young Gun joins Committed Advisors

The firm is investing its Secondary Fund IV, which closed in November on €1.6bn after 18 months in market.

A former director with Landmark Partners has resurfaced nine months after Secondaries Investor reported on her departure.

Julie Bernodat has relocated from London to Paris to join Committed Advisors, according to her LinkedIn profile. She started at the firm in January, following a 10-month sabbatical. It is unclear which title she will hold.

Committed Advisors did not respond to requests for further information and Bernodat did not wish to comment further.

Secondaries Investor reported in April that Bernodat had departed Landmark after six years at its European headquarters. She joined the secondaries firm in 2014 from HarbourVest Partners, where she was an associate, according to LinkedIn.

Described as “very on the ball” by a competitor buyer, Bernodat was directly involved in the sourcing and execution of at least 12 deals worth a combined €6 billion, Secondaries Investor noted in September. She ranked 14th in the Young Guns list of the most promising secondaries professionals under 36.

Committed Advisors was formed by former AXA Private Equity managing directors Daniel Benin and Barthélémy de Beaupuy in 2010 and has offices in Paris, New York and Singapore.

Its latest flagship fund, Committed Advisors Secondary Fund IV, closed in November on €1.6 billion, beating its €1.25 billion target after around 18 months in market. The fund invests in portfolios of limited partnership stakes and GP-led deals in the lower- and mid-market.

“A number of companies have been able to navigate 2020, but now it’s a question of how the new orderbook is going to compare to the previous one,” Benin told Secondaries Investor in December. “It’s going to take caution, discipline with respect to capital deployment, and an increased level of due diligence will need to be performed in getting deals done.”