Colony Capital adds European investor relations MD to team

Colony Capital has named Christophe G. de Taurines as managing director of European investor relations. Taurines was the founder and CEO of Capital & Marketing Group.


LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Colony Capital Inc., a public (NYSE:CLNY), international investment firm, announced today that Christophe G. de Taurines has joined the firm as Managing Director—European Investor Relations.

Based in Colony’s London office, Mr. de Taurines, 50, will principally be responsible for expanding Colony’s investor relationships in Europe, while also helping with the firm’s European strategy and operations.

Mr. de Taurines was Founder and CEO of Capital & Marketing Group, a capital marketing advisory firm, which advised on and raised capital of over USD 20 billion for alternative investment managers, including Colony Capital. Prior to that he was a Senior Vice President at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette’s private funds group and also worked at LaSalle Partners and Citibank. Mr. de Taurines graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the George Washington University and received an MBA from the London Business School.

“In an unsettled credit and a new regulatory environment for asset managers and investors, Colony stands out as an innovative leader in investment solutions. I am proud to have been associated with Colony for over a decade as an external adviser and am very excited by the prospects offered by my joining the firm and its truly outstanding team,” said Mr. de Taurines.

“Christophe is a talented, seasoned fund raiser, a highly regarded leader in the investing industry and has had a close and successful working association with Colony for over a decade,” said Colony’s Founder and Executive Chairman, Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. “His diverse business acumen and strong investor relationships will bring great value to our strong international franchise.”

About Colony Capital, Inc.
Founded in 1991 by Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Colony Capital is an international investment firm focusing primarily on debt and equity investments in real estate-related assets and operating companies. The firm has invested $60 billion in over 37,000 loans/assets through various corporate, portfolio and complex property transactions. Colony has a team of approximately 300 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Beirut, Hong Kong and Seoul. For more information, visit