Oregon State Treasury’s Hayes joins placement agent FIRSTavenue

Placement agent FIRSTavenue has appointed Andy Hayes as a principal. Hayes will be based in the firm’s new Dallas office, which will open in March. Previously, Hayes worked at the Oregon State Treasury where he spent most of his tenure there as an investment officer.


LONDON / NEW YORK – FIRSTavenue, a leading global private funds placement agent and investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Andy Hayes has joined the team as Principal and will be based in the firm’s new Dallas office, which is opening in March. Mr. Hayes will be responsible for distribution on the West Coast of the United States and Western Canada and for origination across the US and Asia.

Mr. Hayes brings 17 years of institutional investment experience to FIRSTavenue. Prior to joining FIRSTavenue, he spent 13 years at Oregon State Treasury, with the majority of his time acting as one of three investment officers advising a globally diversified private equity portfolio, with an FMV of approximately $15 billion. Before Oregon State Treasury, he held an analyst position at R.V. Kuhns & Associates conducting due diligence.

“We are delighted Andy is joining the team. His knowledge of the public sector from an investment perspective will be invaluable to enhancing how we serve our investor base and the connectivity he has with managers is another means to ensuring we work with best-in-class GPs and Management Teams.” commented Mr. Larsen, Partner and Head of Americas.

“I have been privileged to learn from some of the most respected investors in the industry and to gain a unique perspective of the private equity markets. I look forward to utilising this experience at First Avenue and rising to the challenge of taking a holistic approach to the market. First Avenue has an excellent team in place to further develop its global brand and I am excited to roll out the platform to my GP network as well as assisting LPs to solve the multiple challenges they face investing on behalf of a diversified portfolio.” commented Mr. Hayes.

About FIRSTavenue
FIRSTavenue is a leading independent global advisory and capital placement business focused on private funds and private companies. FIRSTavenue covers the significant investors in the developed world and developing world. FIRSTavenue is differentiated by the breadth and depth of its reach through five global offices and benefits from a large team of former pension consultants on staff. FIRSTavenue’s clients include leading GPs and management teams across the key private market and industry sectors: private equity, private credit, real estate and real assets. See firstavenue.com.