Director, Canepa Global Managers
Chris joined Canepa Global Managers (“CGM”) in 2021 and is responsible for strategy, due diligence, value creation and business management. CGM is an institutional investor specialised in the asset management industry that has built a portfolio of minority equity stakes in asset management firms. CGM’s primary objective is to serve as a long-term strategic minority partner to asset managers in the early and middle stages of their development by strengthening, institutionalising and accelerating their growth.
Chris was previously an alternative investment strategist with Allianz Global Investors, responsible for the development of the group’s alternative investment capabilities.
Chris has 15 years of experience within alternative investments as an analyst, consultant and lawyer. He has worked as an allocator and strategist within a fund of hedge funds, was instrumental in setting up one of the earliest independent alternative UCITS platforms and has acted as a consultant to both family offices and emerging investment managers.
Chris is a UK qualified solicitor (non-practising) who trained with Travers Smith LLP specialising in financial services, corporate finance and derivatives and has acted on behalf of major pension schemes, asset managers and government institutions.
He holds a M.A (Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Merton College, Oxford University and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.