Placement agent Eaton Partners recruits Hegarty as MD

Placement agent Eaton Partners, a subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp, has hired Laura Hegarty as a managing director. Previously, Hegarty was head of marketing and investor relations for Endurant Capital Management.


ROWAYTON, Conn., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eaton Partners, one of the largest placement agents and advisory firms, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF), is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura Hegarty as a Managing Director, based in San Francisco.

Ms. Hegarty, an industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience in the alternative asset space, will play an instrumental role in growing the firm’s hedge fund distribution network. She has a proven track record developing a myriad of client relationships primarily in the United States and Europe while executing successful business development strategies to generate substantial upside in assets under management.

“We are delighted to have yet another experienced and effective capital raiser join the Eaton Partners team,” said Thomas Kreitler, Partner at Eaton Partners. “Adding someone of Laura’s caliber is a testament to our unwavering effort to provide clients with a premier fund raising service.”

Most recently, Ms. Hegarty was Head of Marketing and Investor Relations for Endurant Capital Management, a long short healthcare fund. From 2011 to 2016, she was Managing Director for Harvest Capital Strategies, successfully raising capital for the firm’s alternative investment strategies. Earlier in her career, she held relevant positions at Symphony Asset Management and Creedon Keller & Partners, Inc. Ms. Hegarty earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from The University of California, Santa Barbara and holds series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.

“Eaton Partners is widely recognized as the world’s premier fund placement agent, working with the most innovative fund managers and highest quality investors in the alternative space,” said Ms. Hegarty. “I’m thrilled to join at such a dynamic time in the industry and look forward to helping grow the firm’s fund business while providing best-in-class services to clients.”

About Eaton Partners
Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced fund advisory and capital placement agents in the world, having raised more than $95 billion across more than 110 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings, including limited partnership interests, general partner interests, co-investments and direct investment opportunities. Founded in 1983 with over 75 professionals across nine offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Eaton advises and raises institutional capital for investment managers across a range of alternative strategies – private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate and hedge funds/public market – in both the primary and secondary market. Partnering with a select number of the highest-quality fund managers, Eaton Partners has represented some of the most innovative funds of the last three decades.

Eaton Partners is a division of Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC, NYSE. Eaton Partners subsidiary, Eaton Partners (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners subsidiary, 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, 2018.

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 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