Northleaf recruits Stewart Hay as global investor solutions vice chair

Working with its business development and investor relations teams, Hays will operate out of Northleaf's London and Los Angeles offices.

  • Hay will in the new role support the continued expansion of Northleaf’s global private markets investor coverage
  • Most recently, Hay was global head of private markets client strategies at abrdn
  • Toronto-based Northleaf has raised $22 billion to date across its private equity, private credit and infrastructure strategies

Canadian private markets firm Northleaf Capital Partners has named Stewart Hay as vice chair, global investor solutions.

Hay will in the new role support the continued expansion of Northleaf’s global private markets investor coverage. Working with its business development and investor relations teams, he will operate out of the firm’s London and Los Angeles offices.

Most recently, Hay was global head of private markets client strategies at abrdn. Prior to the merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management to form abrdn, he was a founding partner and board member of SL Capital Partners from 2007 until the sale of the team’s partnership interests to Standard Life Investments in 2016. Hay originally joined Standard Life Investments in 2001.

“We are excited that Stewart is joining our team. He will support the continued growth and evolution of our global private markets platform and investor base,” said Northleaf managing partner and co-founder Stuart Waugh in a statement. “We are delighted to attract a successful executive with proven experience in building long-term investor partnerships. We know Stewart well, and he’s an ideal fit with our client-centric approach to designing and delivering innovative investment solutions.”

Toronto-based Northleaf Capital Partners has raised $22 billion to date across its private equity, private credit and infrastructure strategies. It also has offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Menlo Park, Montreal, New York and Tokyo.