Steve Bringardner was appointed head of consultant relations within the Partner Solutions team at Hayfin Capital Management.
The expansion of the Partner Solutions team will allow Hayfin to continue to strengthen relationships and meaningfully engage with its current and prospective investors to deeply understand their needs, officials said.
The London-based firm overall has grown with the most recent fund closure taking place at the end of 2021 with the closure of Hayfin Special Opportunities Fund III at more than €2 billion ($2.3 billion), including related separately managed accounts.
More recently, Marco Sedlmayr has joined Hayfin Capital Management to head up DACH with a focus on the firm’s Partner Solutions team based in Munich.
Based in Chicago, Bringardner joins the $32 billion alternative asset management firm from BlackRock, where he spent 12 years as managing director within the global consultant relations team. Prior to BlackRock, he was a member of the team responsible for institutional client and consultant coverage at AllianceBernstein in Chicago. He brings 15 years of experience in building relationships with investment consultants across public and private asset classes.
“We are delighted to welcome Steve to Hayfin,” said Alexander Wolfman, global head of partner solutions at Hayfin. “Consultant coverage represents an incredibly important investment channel for Hayfin and accounts for an ever-increasing share of our global investor base. Steve’s extensive relationships with a range of investment consultants and institutional investors globally will further strengthen our ability to communicate and offer thoughtful investment solutions to both existing and prospective clients.”
Bringardner represents the most recent senior addition to Hayfin’s client coverage team, which now totals 25 highly experienced professionals globally, providing clients with tailored investment solutions within the alternatives space.
“Hayfin’s innovative and dynamic approach in creating intelligent capital solutions, across the credit spectrum, has established a differentiated platform that aligns with our clients’ long-term objectives,” Bringardner said. “I look forward to supporting Hayfin’s diverse relationship and investor base as we continue to grow the firm’s global footprint.”