Fund Placement Team

  • Over 20 years experience in alternative investments and financial markets, notably in infrastructure, private equity, real estate  and hedge funds 

  • Alex is based in Madrid and is in charge of global fund placement including South Europe. He joined Cohen Brothers in May 2015 as Executive Director

  • Managing Director at TrueAlpha Capital Management (2013-2015), a global currency hedge fund. Responsible for Business Development and Investor Relations. Awarded best open-ended hedge fund in Spain 2015 (Acquisition International Awards)

  • Executive Director at BBVA (2010-2013). Global head of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Pension Funds within Financial Sponsors. BBVA is one of the largest banks in the world with over $500 billion in AuM. Whilst at BBVA, he developed the SWF and pension fund investor market globally with special regional coverage in the Middle East, Europe, South East Asia, Australia and North and Latin America across both global financial markets and alternative investments (infrastructure, private equity and real estate). Initially joined to help set-up the FIG group

  • Managing Director at Swissrisk Asset Management, part of Swissrisk Financial Systems, (2006-2009). Responsible for investor relationships and fund raising for Swissrisk Asset Management. Acted as advisor and third party distribution placement agent for a number of hedge fund managers involved in multiple hedge fund strategies (global macro, short/long equity, market neutral, etc.) 

  • Founding member of Capital Management Group (2001-2005), an M&A advisory and private equity company focused on providing alternative investment managers with investment opportunities (both infrastructure and private equity) in the European market

  • Executive Director at Banco Santander (1996-2000), the largest European bank by market capitalization with over € 1.2 billion of AuM. Responsible for setting up a Client Solutions Group within the advisory platform of Santander Investment. Initially joined the Treasury division of Santander with a focus on Fixed Income and Derivative markets across EMEA

  • Director at Lehman Brothers International (1993-1995) in London. Responsible for the Southern European institutional and corporate sales team. Efforts focused on global fixed income, equity and derivative transactions

  • Responsible for Northern European coverage of Central Banks, Agencies and Supranational accounts at Bankers Trust International (1990-1992).

  • Graduate from the Australian Graduate School of Management,1988-1989 (MBA) and the University of New South Wales (B.Eng. Honours) between 1982-1985. Completely bilingual in English and Spanish

Alex Novotny, Global Fund Placement

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