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Chalian joins First Avenue Partners

First Avenue Partners said Tuesday that Patricia Chalian has joined the firm’s New York office. Chalian will be a Principal and responsible for project management in North America. Previously, she was a Senior MD at Forbes Private Capital Group.


LONDON & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Avenue Partners, a leading global private placement agent and investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Patricia Chalian to the firm’s New York office. She joins the firm as a Principal and will be responsible for project management in North America.

Ms. Chalian has over 15 years of alternative assets and capital markets experience. She has led mandates for a number of leading emerging and established private fund managers across private equity, private credit, real assets and real estate. Prior to joining First Avenue, Ms. Chalian was a Senior Managing Director at Forbes Private Capital Group and its predecessor group within Guggenheim Securities, where she globally led the Due Diligence/Project Management team. Prior to that, she was a member of the Marketing and Investor Relations team at Apollo Management and a Vice President in the Alternative Investments Group at JPMorgan Private Bank. Ms. Chalian also worked at Evercore Partners and Lehman Brothers.
“I am excited at the opportunity to join the First Avenue team and work with a group of senior professionals who have diverse backgrounds. The firm has become a leading global alternative asset fundraising platform and is completing a number of highly successful fundraisings, most notably in the areas of private credit, private equity, real assets and real estate. I hope to add to First Avenue’s continued growth, using my experience to successfully diligence managers and advise them on their fundraising strategies,” commented Ms. Chalian.
“We are delighted to have Patricia on board. She brings with her a wealth of senior project management experience across asset classes, complimenting our broad product platform. Notably, Patricia has built strong GP relationships throughout her career, and we look forward to her continuing this with First Avenue,” commented Tavneet Bakshi, Global Head of Project Management and Due Diligence.
About First Avenue
Founded in 2006, First Avenue is a leading, independent global placement and advisory firm dedicated to raising capital for a distinguished group of alternative asset managers across private credit, private equity, real assets and real estate strategies in developed and emerging markets. With an experienced and diverse team of over 49 professionals located in London, New York, San Francisco and Australia, First Avenue provides global distribution and accessibility to an extensive network of institutional investors. For more information, please visit
First Avenue Partners LLP is registered in England and Wales under the no. OC319893. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority