Morningside Capital Management, founded by two former employees of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, has tapped its alma mater for its new member of staff.
George Weekes has joined as a principal, according to a statement from the firm. He comes from the London office of investment manager Citadel where he was a senior associate focusing on listed equities in the industrials sectors of Europe and North America.
Prior to joining Citadel, Weekes worked at CPPIB in the funds, secondaries and co-investment and principal credit investment groups, the statement noted. He has experience across the private equity, high-yield credit and structured finance asset classes.
“Tori [Buffery] and I previously worked with George during his time with CPP Investment Board and we are delighted to be working together again,” said founding partner Henry Zhang.
Toronto-based Morningside focuses on restructurings, GP-led secondaries processes and structured finance transactions, according to its website. It has led $155 million in GP-led secondaries investments to date. This hire brings the number of senior investment professionals at the firm to three.