Altamont hires ex-Legg Mason exec David Odenath as operating partner

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san franPrivate equity firm Altamont Capital Partners has hired ex-Legg Mason executive David Odenath as an operating partner.

Odenath has 30 years of experience in the financial services sector.

He most recently served as a senior executive vice president and head of the Americas at Legg Mason, where he oversaw more than $500bn of assets across several asset management businesses.

Altamont managing director Keoni Schwartz said, “Odenath’s relationships and expertise in the financial services industry, together with his track record of building and leading successful businesses in the sector, will make Dave a valuable partner as we pursue investment opportunities and execute on our asset management business strategy.

“We believe that a distribution-centered strategy is the right approach given the market environment.”

Earlier this year Altamont promoted original team member Steve Brownlie to managing director.

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