Hayfin strengthens North American Business Development team with two senior hires


Hayfin Capital Management today announces the continued expansion of its client coverage capabilities in North America through the appointments of Risa Lipsky and Chris Parisi as Managing Directors within its Business Development team in New York.

The two highly experienced hires will further enhance Hayfin’s proven ability to provide best-in-class solutions to its established and growing North American investor base. They represent the latest in a series of senior additions to Hayfin’s client coverage team in New York, following the appointments of Alexander Wolfman as Global Head of Business Development in 2020, Sarah Breiner as Head of Investor Relations in early 2021 and Maura English as Senior Product Specialist in mid-2021. With these hires, Hayfin continues to build a team that has deep experience understanding the needs of its clients and continuing to deliver tailored, thoughtful solutions within the alternatives space.

Risa Lipsky joins Hayfin from Atalaya Capital, a multi-billion-dollar private credit platform where she spent five years as Managing Director of Business Development and Investor Relations and was responsible for global fundraising activities with a focus on US institutional investors. Prior to this she worked at Golub Capital as Vice President of Business Development, taking responsibility for fundraising across a diverse range of credit strategies. Before this Risa was a member of the institutional sales team at AllianceBernstein.

Chris Parisi joins Hayfin from BlackRock where he worked for over seven years, most recently as Managing Director and Relationship Manager within the Financial Institutions Group. Before this he worked as Vice President, Relationship Manager within the insurance group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. In total he brings over sixteen years’ experience working with a range of insurance asset management clients.

Alexander Wolfman, Global Head of Business Development at Hayfin, commented: “North America has always been an important market for Hayfin and it accounts for an ever-increasing share of our global investor base. We have been steadily building out our team in New York to maintain our high standards of client coverage and to support this growth. We are delighted to welcome Risa and Chris, whose extensive experience in working with a diverse range of North American institutional investors including pension plans, insurance companies and endowments will further enhance the solutions we can provide to both existing and prospective clients.”

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