SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge), a global alternative investment firm, today announced it has opened a new office in London which will serve as its headquarters on behalf of its business interests in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East.
Hesham Alquraini, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of industry experience in financial markets and alternative asset management, has joined the firm as Managing Director in London and will lead the office. He joins SkyBridge having served at the Kuwait Investment Office ("KIO") and the Kuwait Investment Authority ("KIA").
"The continued expansion of our global footprint remains one of our most important strategic objectives," said Ray Nolte, co-managing partner and chief investment officer at SkyBridge Capital. "Hesham's regional expertise coupled with a centralized hub in London enables us to better serve our growing client base in these critical markets and enhances the suite of capabilities we are able to provide in support of their financial objectives."
"This is a very dynamic time for one of the most important regions in global finance," said Hesham Alquraini. "I am looking forward to working with the entire SkyBridge team to help our clients achieve their investment goals."
Mr. Alquraini's experience includes board level experience across a range of strategies with specific expertise in hedge funds, buyouts, secondaries, growth, mezzanine, and venture capital. As Vice President within the alternative investment group at KIO, he was responsible for directly managing KIO's assets, which included, private equity, hedge funds and direct investments spread across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He also represented KIO on advisory boards for a broad array of private equity firms and hedge funds, as well as company boards.