Titanbay appoints Gareth Read as Chief Operating Officer
Titanbay, the leading private markets investment platform for sophisticated investors, private banks and asset managers has appointed former Barings Managing Director Gareth Read as Chief Operating Officer as the business continues to expand its senior team.
Gareth will assume responsibility for Titanbay’s fund operations and investor services, including working closely with the technology team to digitise operational processes. He will also lead further development of Titanbay’s fund structures to facilitate geographical expansion alongside regulatory compliance.
Gareth previously worked at Barings as Managing Director with responsibility for oversight, management and development of Barings' c.EUR30bn European fund infrastructure. Following this, he worked at AshGrove Capital, a growing lower mid-market private credit manager, where he was Finance and Operations Director, responsible for operational, finance, product, compliance, risk and broader support functions. He has also worked at Deloitte in their audit and assurance team.
Titanbay has continually invested in expanding its senior team alongside substantial business growth. Recent hires include Alex Bozoglou, Head of Investments (ex-Adam Street Partners), Head of People & Talent Natalie Thornicroft (ex-BCG Digital Ventures, 11:FS), and Managing Directors Jason Funk (ex-Metlife, Société Générale), and Paul Bentley (Liongate, Schroders, Allianz Global Investors).
Thomas Eskebaek, CEO of Titanbay commented: “Gareth brings valuable expertise to our senior team to equip us for next stage in our growth – namely through geographic expansion and the digitisation of key processes as we scale our operations. I am looking forward to working closely with Gareth to apply his impressive industry credentials to our mission of improving access to private markets.”
Gareth Read, Chief Operating Officer at Titanbay added: “Having established itself as a partner of choice for GPs, smaller institutions and wealth managers alike, Titanbay has reached an inflexion point in its growth. I am delighted to be joining Thomas and the rest of the team to help scale the business to deliver that same first-class proposition to more clients around the world.”
Earlier this summer, Titanbay announced that it would be working with global asset management firm Mercer to provide a comprehensive private markets solution for wealth managers and private banks.
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