Berchwood Partners adds two to team

Vic Kotecha has joined BerchWood Partners, a global placement agency specialising in raising capital for private equity funds, as a London-based Vice President bringing over 17 years of experience in business development and sales across various areas in the financial sector. 

Cory Osetkowski is also joining the firm's New York office as an Associate with two years of experience in derivatives and analysis.

Kotecha has managed fundraising mandates across Europe and Asia and was a Director at Argo Capital, an emerging markets focused credit hedge fund, for two years. Prior to that, he worked as an independent fundraiser at DeBere Capital Partners. Kotecha received a MSc in Risk Management from City University Business School and a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Bath University. He's fluent in Gujarati and basic Hindi, and he is registered CF30 by the Financial Conduct Authority. He will be focusing on our distribution efforts and maintaining limited partnership relationships throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. 

Prior to joining BerchWood, Osetkowski worked at BNP Paribas for two years as an analyst with the derivatives documentation team. He received his MBA in Finance and MSc in Management Information Technologies from the University of Oklahoma and his BA in Psychology from Columbia University. He was the Captain of the Men’s Basketball Team and a member of the Men’s Baseball Team during his tenure at Columbia University. He holds dual citizenship in the US and Germany. Osetkowski will be focusing on origination, distribution, project management, financial modelling and analysis, marketing material development and due diligence.