Hedge Fund Team
Tom leads the hedge fund/public market strategies fundraising team at Eaton Partners. His responsibilities include originating funds, managing GP relationships, distributing funds to institutions in the northeast U.S. and managing the hedge fund/public market strategies team. Tom has over 33 years of institutional marketing and financial markets experience. Prior to joining Eaton Partners in 2004, Tom spent 22 years in institutional fixed income sales and sales management most recently at J.P. Morgan where he was a Managing Director and Institutional Sales Manager for liquid debt and derivative products. At Morgan, Tom’s responsibilities included managing a group of 14 sales professionals and maintaining an institutional client base consisting of insurance companies, banks and asset managers.
Tom received his MBA from Boston College in Finance and his BA in Economics from Colgate University. He holds Series 7, 63, 24, 31 and 99 licenses with FINRA. He serves on a number of charitable boards including Domus Kids in Stamford, CT and the Fairfield Museum in Fairfield, CT.Scott Froehlich Managing Director Head of Hedge Fund Origination New York, NY
Scott Froehlich leads Eaton’s Public Markets Origination effort where he focuses on sourcing, building and strengthening Eaton’s relationships with top Hedge Fund and Long Only managers. He has 21 years of financial services experience, 8 of which have been spent directly allocating to hedge funds and marketing single strategy hedge fund products. In addition, he has 10 years’ combined experience across fixed income derivatives trading and equity research. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, Scott led Marketing and Investor Relations at Artha Capital, a L/S Emerging Markets manager with a peak assets in excess of $2B. Previously, he spent 4 years at UBP as an Executive Director responsible for manager research and portfolio construction in the L/S Equity space. Prior, Scott spent 5 years in Equity Research at ING Investments and CKM Investments. He spent the first 5 years of his career trading Fixed Income Derivatives at HSBC in New York and London.
Scott received an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in English from Boston College. He holds Series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.John J. Finn Managing Director Head of Hedge Fund & Public Market Distribution Rowayton, CT
John is the Head of Hedge Fund Distribution at Eaton Partners and has more than 16 years of institutional marketing and business development experience within alternative investments. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, John was a senior member of the investor relations and marketing team for Select Equity Group, Inc., a multi-billion dollar equity hedge fund sponsor where he focused on institutionalizing the firm’s investor relations and marketing efforts. Previously, John held various business development roles within asset management and prime brokerage at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Bear Stearns & Co. John was an associate with Citigroup’s Corporate Client Advisory Group, where he was responsible for marketing the team’s traditional and alternative multi-manger investment platform. He began his career as a marketing specialist for OutlookSoft Corporation, a former GE Capital, Merrill Lynch Ventures, and FirstMark Capital portfolio company which was sold to SAP in 2007.
John received a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he earned Dean’s Honors. He holds both Series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.Laura Hegarty Managing Director Distribution San Francisco, CA
Laura promotes hedge funds and other alternative strategies for the firm. She works closely with fund origination team for West Coast based GPs. Laura has over 19 years of experience in alternative investments. Prior to joining Eaton, she worked for Endurant Capital, Harvest Capital Strategies, Symphony Asset Management, Creedon Keller Partners and started her career at Bank of America Securities. Laura has been in a marketing and/or investor relations capacity specifically raising hedge fund and private equity capital from institutional investors since 2000. She has a proven track record in developing client relationships and raising assets by successfully identifying investment needs, educating clients on investment strategies and processes, and building long-term working partnerships.
Laura received a BA in Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds Series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.Jackson Chan Managing Director Origination / Distribution Hong Kong, CN
Jackson heads the distribution of the firm’s alternative assets offerings in Asia. He has more than 21 years of institutional sales and marketing experience in the alternative space. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, Jackson headed the business development function at Hamilton Lane in Asia, where he was responsible for the sales and marketing and client servicing of all the group’s alternative solutions and products to Asian investors. Previously, he held similar positions at Ramius, SGAM and SAIL Advisors. Jackson began his career as an investment consultant, working at both Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Tower Watsons, assisting a number of major Asian institutional investors in developing their investment strategies in the alternative asset class.
Jackson received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He has also served as committee member for a number of non-profit associations in HK; the most recent one being the Finance and Administration Committee Member for the HK YWCA.James Townend Director Origination / Distribution London, UK
James Townend focuses on European distribution/development of firm’s hedge fund and public market strategies. He has over twelve years’ experience in the European Financial Services Markets. Prior to joining Eaton Partners he was a Business Development Director for Nomura Asset Management in London, responsible for building a European presence and raising institutional capital for the firm’s hedge funds. Previously he was an International Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, a member of the Multi Manager Team at Global Asset Management, and was also a Consultant at Statistical Decisions Ltd.
James holds a Masters MSc (Distinction) in Investment Management from CASS Business School, and a BA from the University of Westminster. He is licensed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in Europe.Xiaoyan Shu Director Origination / Distribution Shanghai, CN
Xiaoyan (pronounced as “Cheyenne”) focuses on general distribution of the firm’s alternative assets offerings in Asia as well as Hedge Fund origination in Asia including China. Xiaoyan has over 16 years of industry experience, including 7 years in Asia. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, Xiaoyan led Business Development and Cross Border Investment Structuring for Citigroup Markets & Securities Services team in China, with a focus on supporting China based investors to invest overseas and providing Prime Brokerage services to Asian hedge funds. She also worked in Capital Introduction in Hong Kong and as a Cross-Asset Sales Strategist in Tokyo. Before Citi, Xiaoyan worked at Boston based Acadian Asset Management as a Portfolio Construction Specialist and Program Trader.
Xiaoyan received her MBA with concentration in Finance from MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College, CT in Computer Science and Mathematics. She holds both Series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.Andrew Rosato Director Distribution Rowayton, CT
Andrew focuses on the distribution of the firm’s hedge fund and public market strategies. He has 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, mostly in institutional sales and marketing. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, Andrew was Vice President at RBS Securities, working in their high yield & distressed credit group. At RBS, he was responsible for covering a broad group of institutional credit investors, including hedge funds, mutual funds and CLO managers. Andrew has also held similar institutional sales positions at Nomura Securities, Putnam Lovell NBF and Lehman Brothers, where he began in the private investment management group, before transitioning to market the firm’s private equity fund strategies.
Andrew earned his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and his BA in History from Colgate University. He holds both Series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.Megan L. Holthaus Associate Project Management Rowayton, CT
Meg focuses on project management of the firm’s hedge fund and public market strategies group where she works closely with clients and internally on marketing strategy, product positioning and distribution materials. She has over 13 years of marketing experience and seven years of financial services experience. Prior to joining Eaton, she held sales and marketing positions, most recently working for an event based marketing firm where she focused on distribution, product marketing and client servicing. Previously, she worked as a legal patent associate where she collaborated and worked alongside a team of senior partners.
Meg received her BA in Political Science and Criminal Justice from The University of Connecticut, and during that time, studied in Australia.Matt Swain Associate Project Management Rowayton, CT
Matt Swain focuses on the execution of the firm’s hedge fund and public market strategy offerings. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, he participated in Eaton’s summer internship program. Matt has also held internships with Permian Investments.
Matt earned his BA Degree in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Economics from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where he graduated Cum Laude. While at Colgate, he served as Student Body President and was Captain of the Men’s Squash Team. Matt also earned his Bloomberg Certification during one of his internships at Permian and a Business Edge Certificate from Columbia University’s Columbia Business School. Matt holds Series 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.Olivia DiPaolo Marketing Associate Rowayton, CT
Olivia provides marketing distribution support for the firm’s public market strategies fundraising team. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, she worked as an assistant for McQuay International where she provided reception and administrative support. She began her career as a Media Librarian intern at Madison Square Garden.
Olivia received a BA in Communication and Art History from Marist College.Marie Brancaccio Marketing Associate Rowayton, CT
Marie provides marketing distribution support for the firm’s public market strategies fundraising team. She brings over seven years of marketing and financial services experience to the firm. Prior to joining Eaton Partners she was a Marketing Assistant at Barnum Financial Group where she provided ongoing support for two of the firms leading Certified Financial Planners. She began her career as a Fund Accountant at The Gemini Companies in New York where she was responsible for the daily monitoring of mutual funds and nightly NAV calculation. Marie received her BA in Marketing from Hofstra University.Jessica Akyaa Marketing Associate London, UK
Jessica Akyaa provides marketing distribution support for our Private Equity, Real Assets, and Real Estate fundraises. She brings over 11 years of multi-sector support in marketing, and service experience. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, she served as the Office Manager at Sensornet, where she supported the sales, manufacturing, and technology teams in addition to managing the office, logistics, and H&S. Previously, Jessica has worked in marketing and business-oriented support roles in the oil & gas, manufacturing, and retail banking sectors.
Jessica earned her BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management from Kingston University.