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Blueprint appoints new partner

Blueprint Capital Advisors, an investment firm focused on manager sourcing, due diligence and the structuring of opportunistic investments, has appointed John McAvoy as a Partner.

At Blueprint, McAvoy is involved in the execution of all investment activities and responsible for the Firm’s strategic investments. He is also a member of the Blueprint Investment Committee.
“John is a highly-accomplished industry executive with extensive alternative investment management, equity and debt capital markets experience,” says Jacob Walthour Jr, Chief Executive Officer of Blueprint. “At Blueprint, we are levelling the economic playing field by structuring investor participation more creatively to best align the interests of our clients with alternative managers. We look forward to leveraging John’s significant transaction expertise to further help our clients improve the results of their alternative portfolios.”
McAvoy adds: “Blueprint is changing the alternative landscape by providing investors access to valuable alternative strategies with economics that make sense for them. I am thrilled to join Blueprint and look forward to working closely alongside this talented team for years to come.”
McAvoy has over 30 years of experience working in equity and debt capital markets and senior investment management roles. Previously, McAvoy was President of Asset Management Finance (AMF), a subsidiary of Credit Suisse and a market leader in making minority investments in established, high quality asset managers across a wide range of investment strategies and geographies. While at AMF, he led the firm’s focus on alternative investments and also served as a member of the Investment Committee and Board of Directors.
Under his leadership, AMF bought stakes in six alternative investment managers, including Reservoir Capital Group and Brigade Capital Management. 
Prior to joining AMF in 2008, McAvoy was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where he held a number of senior roles for over 17 years, including Global Head of Hedge Fund Coverage, European Head of Equity Capital Markets and Global Co-Head of Convertible Securities. During his time at Credit Suisse, he also served on the Global Equity Operating Committee, the European Investment Banking Committee and was Chairman of the Equity Diversity Advisory Committee.   

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