U.S. CLO equity specialist Lakemore Partners named Arno van den Heiligenberg managing director and head of business development Europe.
Working out of Zurich in this newly created role, he will focus on further developing Lakemore’s business and client relationships in Europe, providing European financial firms with access to Lakemore’s unparalleled U.S. CLO investment opportunities.
“With more than two decades of business building experience for some of the world’s leading financial institutions, Arno is a valuable addition to our firm as we look to serve our clients and prospective investors across Europe,” said Mohamed Seif, co-founder and managing partner at Lakemore. “His extensive relationships in Europe fully align with our forward-looking strategy, and marks another key milestone in our continued global momentum.”
Founded in 2016, Lakemore has offices in Phoenix, London and Dubai and currently manages $1.2 billion in credit assets under management.
Previously, van den Heiligenberg served as the global co-head of investment fund sales at UBS Wealth Management, where he managed a team of professionals, helped define lead product offerings, and presented UBS’ clients with world class alternative and traditional investment solutions. Prior to UBS, he had roles at ING Investment Management, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.
“Lakemore is uniquely focused on bringing its extensive experience in control CLO investing to a growing clientele worldwide as evidenced by their global expansion,” said van den Heiligenberg. “I look forward to being part of Lakemore’s inclusive and collaborative culture, and know my background will help to further their commitment to developing long-term and mutually rewarding relationships with its clients. In addition, the extensive experience of the Lakemore investment team has resulted in a stable and compelling track record – an opportunity I am particularly excited about expanding upon.”