New York (HedgeWorld.com)–Capital Z Investment Partners, a $2.25 billion hedge fund and private equity investor that incubates and takes equity stakes in managers, added a new partner as well as other professionals.
John Crocker has joined Capital Z as senior vice president and partner. He comes from Credit Suisse First Boston’s private equity fund of funds vehicle, where he was also a partner. Before that he helped build the alternative investments business at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Mr. Crocker joins Capital Z partners Laurence Cheng, Scott Delman and Sharissa Jones in New York and Vincent Fan in Hong Kong. His new job is to identify and evaluate private equity sponsorship opportunities and provide guidance to Capital Z portfolio fund managers.
In addition to Mr. Crocker, in the past four months CZIP hired Mike Bolner, John Kim, Allyson Hausner and Harlan Zimmerman. Mr. Bolner and Mr. Kim were previously senior members of JP Morgan’s private fund group. At CZIP they will evaluate investment opportunities and work with sponsored funds to attract capital.
Ms. Hausner comes from Citigroup Alternative Investments. She has signed on as Capital Z’s marketing communications director and will work with sponsored funds on their communications strategies.