Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management taps ex-Goldman Sachs MD as senior trading mentor

The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management, which offers training for traders and portfolio managers, has appointed David Perlin as a senior trading mentor. Perlin is a former managing director at Goldman Sachs. PRESS RELEASE [PRESSWIRE] London, United Kingdom – 28 April, 2017 — David has enjoyed a successful 35-year career on Wall Street on the buy side and the sell side – including as Goldman Sachs’ MD and as a Hedge Fund Head Trader – where he had a front-row seat to the historic secular bull market while participating in all of the financial shocks and corrections of the modern financial markets age. David joins the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management today as a Senior Trading Mentor where he will educate traders on the Mentoring Programme after they have graduated from the Institute’s online educational courses, the Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and / or the
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Slow Ventures adds Miller to head up brand, community

San Francisco-based early stage firm Slow Ventures, which last year raised $145 million for its third fund, announced this week Rebecca Miller has joined the firm as vice president of brand and community. She previously was founder and chief executive of MartiniBird, an event planning agency. Before that, she was director of marketing at Trinity Ventures for three years.

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Cannabis firm MedMen recruits ex-BlackRock exec for co-chair and partner

Cannabis firm MedMen has named Chris Leavy as a co-chairman and partner. Leavy is a former managing director at BlackRock. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – April 27, 2017) – Chris Leavy has spoken on behalf of powerhouses like BlackRock and been named a “Top 100 Fund Manager” by Barron’s. So what does an accomplished Wall Street asset manager see in the cannabis industry? In one word, opportunity. “The investor DNA in me just couldn’t ignore what is going on in the legal cannabis industry,” Mr. Leavy said. “Despite the compelling business prospects, the scarcity of traditional capital sources is creating valuations for privately held assets that are some of the best I’ve ever seen.” Mr. Leavy is the new co-chairman and a partner at Los Angeles-based MedMen, a leading cannabis management and investment firm, where he will help oversee investment strategies for the firm’s private equity funds. Mr.
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ROTH Capital appoints Cheng as MD and healthcare investment banking head

ROTH Capital Partners has hired Eric B. Cheng as managing director, head of healthcare investment banking. Previously, Cheng worked at Maxim Group where he served as senior managing director, head of healthcare investment banking. PRESS RELEASE NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 27, 2017 /BusinessWire/ — ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), www.roth.com, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that Eric B. Cheng has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Investment Banking. Mr. Cheng joins ROTH from Maxim Group where he was Senior Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Investment Banking. Eric has over 20 years of investment banking experience and has completed over 130 equity, debt and M&A transactions, representing over $8.5 billion in aggregate value. He has advised and raised capital for a wide range of biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare services companies. Prior
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Warburg Pincus taps Casserley as senior adviser

Warburg Pincus has named Dominic Casserley as a senior adviser in its financial services group. Casserley is a former CEO of Willis Group Holdings. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Warburg Pincus, a leading private equity firm focused on growth investing, today announced the appointment of Dominic Casserley as a Senior Advisor in its Financial Services Group. Mr. Casserley will support the firm in identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities in the financial services sector, including in the banking and insurance industries. Mr. Casserley served as CEO and a Board member of Willis Group Holdings, a leading global risk advisory, reinsurance broking, and human capital and benefits firm, beginning in 2013. He led the company’s merger with Towers Watson to create Wilson Towers Watson in January 2016 and served as President, Deputy CEO and a Board member of the combined company until December 2016. Previously, Mr. Casserley
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Chris Sacca to give up venture investing

Chris Sacca, whose bets on Twitter and Uber brought him wide attention in venture circles, said he is giving up investing and his role on ABC’s Shark Tank. Sacca, in a blog post, said he was “hanging up his spurs” because he had achieved what he set out to when he started Lowercase Capital a decade ago. He said Lowercase and his partner Matt Mazzeo would continue to support the firm’s portfolio companies. “When we invest in a startup, we make a commitment to help them for years and years,” he wrote in the blog post. “That isn’t changing. We just aren’t going to invest in any more companies going forward and we won’t be accepting any money from investors.” Sacca, 42, a former Google lawyer who took early money for Lowercase from Industry Ventures, had for the past few years tried to do his job part-time
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Livingbridge adds two to team

Mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge has expanded its personnel with two new hires. Paul Landsman will be joining the investment team while Ruby Biring will work on talent development. Previously, Landsman was an investment director at LDC and Biring was managing director and global head of technology and digital at Sheffield Haworth. PRESS RELEASE Livingbridge, the mid-market private equity firm, today announces the appointment of two senior hires, Paul Landsman and Ruby Biring. Paul Landsman joins Livingbridge as an Investment Director from LDC where he worked across a broad range of industries. These included business services, consumer, and travel and leisure sectors where he was involved in investments such as Iglu, the online travel company, and UK2, the web hosting business. Between 2007-2014 Paul was at LGV Capital where he worked on investments in firms such as pub chain Amber Taverns, caravan manufacturer ABI and Liberation Group, the market leading
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