Armstrong Investment Managers (AIM) has appointed Christopher Sullivan (pictured) as Director and Head of Distribution with immediate effect.
As Head of Distribution, Sullivan will be responsible for establishing the sales team in Europe, Middle East and the USA; building a more diverse range of products across the segregated accounts, managed accounts and the broader advisory services. He will also be responsible for further developing the highly customised services currently being offered to HNWI and family offices.
Sullivan joins AIM with over 15 years of experience in finance and commercial real estate finance (at CBRE and Jones Lang La Salle) and capital introduction for single manager hedge funds. He started his career working in Capital Markets for Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter and Discover in New York. In 2001 he moved to Europe to work for ML Capital (independent UCITS platform) in Geneva and then Hightower Partners (QIF platform) in London. Most recently Chris founded (2010) ECM (European Capital Markets) with Chauncey Lufkin III an independent consultancy focused on providing alternative investment managers with access to capital. Sullivan grew ECM‘s global footprint and was responsible for opening offices in Geneva, London, and New York City. Sullivan has been with and run teams raising over USD4bn in assets for hedge fund managers.
Commenting on the appointment, AIM’s CEO, Ana Cukic Armstrong, says: “It is an exciting time at AIM and we’re thrilled to be welcoming Chris; he brings years of experience in product development and distribution contacts that will be critical to building the AIM business. AIM’s offering is evolving fast but we will continue to focus on providing clients with a unique solution blending the best financial advisors with proprietary technology and global reach.”
Sullivan adds: “It’s a privilege to join a company with such a strong track record and during in this period of rapid growth. AIM has already attracted over $500m in the past two months and I look forward to contributing to this recent success.”