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Eaton Partners beefs up team with five new additions

Placement agent Eaton Partners, a subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp, has expanded its team with five new hires. Joining the company are Craig White as a managing director to the distribution team based in the Rowayton office; Daniel Rosenthal Ayash as a vice president in the London office within the distribution team; Aki Islam as a vice president in the London office within the project management team; Nina Yang as a director in the Hong Kong office within the origination/project management team; and Ryan Haselden as a senior associate in the Houston office within the origination/project management team.


Rowayton, CT, September 8, 2017 – Eaton Partners, one of the largest placement agents in the world and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), announced today a significant expansion, hiring five new executives across various teams and global offices.

“With our business continuing to thrive, we are investing in new talented professionals that will expand our global footprint and allow us to serve our clients even better,” said Charlie Eaton, Founder at Eaton Partners. “We are constantly seeking new support for our fund placement business as well as newer business focuses such as secondary advisory, direct investment advisory, and GP advisory. As part of Stifel, we continue to invest in growth opportunities.”

Craig White has joined as a Managing Director within the Distribution team based out of the Rowayton office. He is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional investors, and the distribution of the firm’s alternative investment strategies. He was previously a Director at placement advisory firm Probitas Partners. Prior to that, Mr. White also served as a Director at Knight Capital Partners, a Vice President at Hillgate Capital, and a Senior Vice President at NYPPEX.

The additional professionals include:
Daniel Rosenthal Ayash – Mr. Ayash joined as a Vice President in the London office within the Distribution team. He was previously Vice-President – Head of European Fundraising for Patria Investimentos.

Aki Islam – Mr. Islam joined as a Vice President in the London office within the Project Management team. He was previously a Private Equity Senior Associate at Park Hill Group.

Nina Yang – Ms. Yang joined as a Director in the Hong Kong office within the Origination/Project Management team. She previously worked as a Vice President, Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.

Ryan Haselden – Mr. Haselden joined as a Senior Associate in the Houston office within the Origination/Project Management team. He previously worked as an investment analyst within the Private Markets group at Salient Partners.

Since the acquisition by Stifel in early 2016, Eaton Partners has grown significantly, with the total addition of 12 new employees and ongoing commitment of firm leadership, including all Managing Directors and Partners. The five executives joined Eaton Partners in May and June 2017. Earlier in July, Eaton Partners announced the appointment of Bill McLeod as Managing Director and the opening of a new office in San Francisco.

About Eaton Partners, LLC
With over 70 professionals across eight offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, Eaton Partners is widely recognized as one of the largest and most experienced global placement agents. Since 1983, the firm has participated in raising over $75 billion of institutional capital across more than 100 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings, including limited partnership interests, general partner interests, co-investments and direct investment opportunities. The firm raises institutional capital for investment managers across a full range of alternative strategies: private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds/public market strategies.

In January 2016, Eaton Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp., a leading middle-market investment bank, to further ensure Eaton’s success at the highest level of the global placement business.

Eaton Partners, LLC, is a registered broker-dealer and a member of FINRA. It is registered as an Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). Eaton Partners (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1 License company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company ® Eaton Partners, LLC, 2017. Eaton Partners, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp.

Stifel Company Information
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel’s broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated; Keefe Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; Century Securities Associates, Inc.; and Eaton Partners, LLC, and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited. The Company’s broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank & Trust offers a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company’s web site at