New York-based Financial services firm INTL FCStone Securities announced its newly-launched hedge fund capital raising team on Thursday.
Headed by hedge fund industry veteran George Lucaci, the Capital Alternative Group consists of Eric Blessing, Edward Kuhnel, and George Gowdy. The unit is responsible for working in “consultation with hedge fund managers to review their strategy, focus their brand, and optimize their structure to meet the demands of sophisticated institutional investors.”
With over 25 years of industry experience under his belt, Lucaci previously served as head of Channel Capital Group, the hedge fund data and research firm that was acquired by eVestment in September 2011. Lucaci also held senior management positions at Citibank, Merrill Lynch and Nomura Securities.
A subsidiary of INTL FCStone , INTL FCStone Securities provides trading, market making, investment banking and corporate finance services to clients, while its investment banking unit providescapital raising and mergers and acquisitions advisory to middle market firms in the natural resources, agriculture, financial institutions, power generation and real estate sectors.