Laird Boulden To Advise Aquiline

Laird Boulden has joined Aquiline Capital Partners as a senior advisor, focused on the commercial and specialty finance sectors. He previously was president and CEO of RBS Asset Finance, a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group.



Aquiline Capital Partners LLC (“Aquiline”), a New York based private equity firm investing in financial services, today announced that Laird M. Boulden has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Boulden has over 25 years of experience in the commercial finance industry, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of RBS Asset Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Boulden will assist Aquiline in evaluating future opportunities in the commercial and specialty finance sectors.

“We are very pleased that Laird has agreed to join our team of Senior Advisors at Aquiline,” said Jeff Greenberg, Managing Principal of Aquiline. “Given the recent volatility in the credit and securities markets, Laird's asset finance expertise will be particularly valuable as we continue to pursue opportunities in this dynamic industry.”

“This period presents a unique opportunity to invest in the commercial finance industry,” said Mr. Boulden. “I believe there will be many opportunities in commercial finance, and I am pleased to join Aquiline in exploring investment possibilities.”

Prior to joining RBS Asset Finance, Inc., Mr. Boulden was Founder and President of RBS Lombard, where he was responsible for the consolidation and integration of the U.S. based RBS equipment finance businesses within Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Boulden is a longtime member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, having previously served on its board of directors and executive committee and most recently as Vice Chairman.

About Aquiline Capital Partners LLC

Aquiline is a private equity firm based in New York investing in financial services enterprises in industries such as property and casualty insurance, specialty finance, securities, asset management, life insurance, and transaction processing. Aquiline seeks to add value to its portfolio companies through strategic, operational, and financial guidance.