Placement agent De Luna hires ex-Gray & Company MD as partner


????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Alternative assets placement agent De Luna Partners has hired former Gray & Company managing director Curtis Spears as a partner.

Spears has more than 23 years of institutional investment management and sales experience, and will be involved in all facets of his new firm’s origination and fundraising.

He was previously president and COO at broker/dealer Gardner Rich and led the business development and fundraising efforts to public funds at Fifth Third Asset Management and Northern Trust Global Investments.

De Luna helps raise capital for private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and global equity investment managers.

Founder John de Luna said, “Curtis has extensive experience in successfully marketing private and public equity strategies that fits very well with our marketing to public and private pensions, endowments, foundations, fund of funds and insurance companies.

“His experience as an equity portfolio manager and his deep institutional relationships truly enhances our team.”

De Luna’s past clients include Clearlake Capital, Vicente Capital, Shaw Kwei & Partners and Denali Advisors.

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