Patron Capital, the European institutional investor focused on property-backed investments, has appointed Gareth Henry to the newly created role of global head of investor relations.
This follows the recent close of Patron Capital’s sixth fund, which raised €844 mln, including €128 mln of co-investment capital.
Henry brings nearly 20 years of experience in alternative investment management, most recently at Investcorp in New York. Prior to this, he spent two years as global head of Investor Relations for Angelo, Gordon & Co, and was previously head of Investor Relations for Fortress Liquid Markets at Fortress Investment Group.
In his role at Patron Capital, he will be primarily responsible for converting new investors and relationships for future funds and products, as well as leading client and investor interaction and reporting.
Keith Breslauer, Patron Capital’s founder and managing director, said: ‘Gareth joins us at an important moment in Patron’s 20-year history. We recently closed our sixth fund, achieving 83% re-ups from existing investors and bringing in the final 20% of equity against the backdrop of a global pandemic to underscore the strength of our relationships and track-record.
'Gareth’s impressive transatlantic experience makes him well positioned to help elevate our investor reach and continued relations as we look to build on Patron’s success and position as an independent European real estate fund manager and continue the expansion of our business across multiple product lines.’