Vision Capital has lost its head of investor relations Charles Robinson to Black River Asset Management, the alternative investment arm of food and industrial products supplier Cargill, according to a statement from Black River.
Vision said that there were no immediate plans to replace Robinson. The firm declined to comment on fundraising, although a source close to the firm said his departure would have no impact on its plans.
Robinson joined Vision as head of invest relations in September 2011. Previously, he was global head of alternatives distribution at HSBC Global Asset Management. He has also worked as an executive director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he led business development for Asia ex-Japan.
Robinson joined Black River on 16 June and will be responsible for deepening investor relationships in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He will be reporting regionally to Jeremy Llewelyn, chief executive officer of Black River Asset Management UK and to James Gruver, global head of investor relations.
Black River provides hedge fund and private equity solutions to institutional investors. It currently manages in excess of $7.3 billion in assets.
Vision is currently investing its Vision Capital Partners VII, a €676.2 million 2009-vintage fund, according to PEI’s Research & Analytics division.