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MVision adds three to senior team in New York

MVision has named Kay Blackwell and Erica Johnson as managing directors and William Riedlinger as director. All are based in the firm’s New York office. Previously, Blackwell worked at Citi Private Bank while Johnson was at ERJ Group. Riedlinger’s past work experience includes positions at Barclays Wealth and Atlantic-Pacific Capital.


LONDON – MVision, one of the world’s leading independent alternative asset investment advisory firms has announced that three new senior members have joined its New York office. Kay Blackwell and Erica Johnson have joined as Managing Directors and William Riedlinger as Director, significantly strengthening the firm’s capabilities in the USA and globally.

Kay joins from Citi Private Bank, where she spent over nine years in both New York and London, responsible for global private equity, real estate and private debt product management. At MVision, she will manage global fundraising efforts for the firm’s clients and work with GPs and investors globally.

Kay commented: “I am delighted to be joining MVision during this time of expansion within the US and internationally. With offices on both the East and West coasts, the firm is well-placed to respond to the growing demand from local investors to access networks and investment opportunities globally.”

Erica was most recently Founding Principal of ERJ Group, a boutique placement business. Prior to this, she held a senior role at Guggenheim Partners for six years, in which she represented the firm’s proprietary private equity, real estate, and hedge fund investment vehicles.

Erica commented: “MVision has consistently proved its ability to raise funds and provide solutions for its clients in the face of complex situations and in difficult fundraising environments. I am very much looking forward to working with the well-established team at MVision.”

William Riedlinger’s previous roles include Vice President at Barclays Wealth and five years at Atlantic-Pacific Capital, originating, structuring and executing third-party fundraises of private equity and real estate firms to institutional investors globally, which will continue to be his focus at MVision.

William commented: “In a competitive market, to have long-standing relationships with both emerging and developed general partners across the world is critical. MVision has a renowned international network and I am very much looking forward to deepening their US relations.”

With a wealth of experience in fund placement and asset raising across alternative investment strategies, Erica, Kay and William will work alongside co-founding partner, Hussein Khalifa and the well-established team of senior professionals based in New York and San Francisco. The appointments will support the firm’s ongoing expansion plans in the USA and will enhance the services provided to current and prospective investors both regionally and globally.

Mounir Guen, CEO of MVision, commented: “As our team continues to grow, we are keen to take advantage of the buoyant climate in the US and become even more active in the region. These latest senior appointments illustrate MVision’s commitment to our clients to increase on the ground presence in the US and other key global locations. In the last six months we have opened a new office in San Francisco, added two Managing Directors to our Hong Kong team and have significantly strengthened our European team as part of a major global expansion. We are now better placed than ever to capitalise on opportunities across the world.”

About MVision
Founded in 2001, MVision is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent alternative asset investment advisory firms, raising capital for Private Equity, Real Estate, Real Assets, Credit and Direct transactions in both the developed and emerging markets. MVision has offices located in Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney and a team of over 50 professionals, which represent 20 nationalities and 19 languages. MVision has a long-standing reputation for identifying and working with current and future market leaders around the world, assisting clients with the ongoing task of funding and growing their businesses effectively, and helping them to ensure optimal positioning, growth and performance. The depth of the firm’s expertise across all areas of the market allows our clients privileged access to the strategic industry insights vital to achieving success.
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