Investec Fund Solutions adds six to team

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Investec Fund Solutions has hired six new people as it continues to build its presence in NAV, secondary financing and fund hedging. This brings the UK Fund Solutions team to 26 professionals, demonstrating Investec’s commitment to helping fund managers seize opportunities as they arise.  

Olivia Blundell joins from Rabobank, with experience in leverage and structured finance, whilst Nicola Rodrigues joins from Eight Advisory, where she advised PE clients on transactional due diligence.

These follow the recent hires of Hannah Lynskey and Victor Ovenshei, who joined the team earlier in 2021 to focus on deal execution, as Investec rapidly expands its subscription capital call financing practise following recent successful capital raising of over EUR3.3 billion from institutional investors.

Marilia Shewchenko and Andriana Goudis also join, both focusing on risk management. Shewchenko brings six years’ experience of designing hedging solutions for the alternative investment industry in Europe, most recently at Rochford Group and, prior to that, Validus Risk Management. Goudis joins directly from Validus Risk Management, where she spent 6 years growing the company’s client base and managing relationships with Private Capital funds globally.

Matthew Hansford, Head of Origination and NAV Financing at Investec, says: “Olivia, Nicola, Hannah and Victor are fantastic additions to our fast-growing business. We are pleased to bring in such exciting talent, which will enable us to structure and execute on transactions quickly in partnership with our private equity clients.”   

Aaron Jones, Head of Risk Solutions at Investec, adds: “Marilia and Andriana arrive with superb track record of assisting private capital managers navigate market risk across a range of asset classes and fund structures. Having worked with them both in their previous roles, we are delighted to have them on board as we continue to grow our hedging and wider Fund Solutions business alongside Matt and the team.”