Financial services specialist private equity firm appoints Geraldine Kieren
Financial Services Capital LLP (“FSC”), the private equity investor dedicated to the European financial services sector, has appointed Geraldine Kieren as Vice President, Investor Relations.
Geraldine joins from Aksia, where she was a Portfolio Advisor on Private Markets, supporting the firm’s efforts for European institutional clients in private equity and private credit. Her appointment continues the development of FSC’s institutional-grade team, led by Managing Partners Matthew D. Hansen and Miroslav Boublik. The team now comprises eight Investment Professionals and three Platform Professionals, supported by four Operating Partners and five Senior Advisors.
Prior to Aksia, Geraldine worked for Hamilton Lane, where she was an Associate supporting the Relationship Management Team in the EMEA region, covering institutional investor relationships with LPs across Europe. During her career to date she has also worked with Wellington Management, Pantheon Ventures and UniCredit Bank. She is a graduate of the International School of Management in Hamburg, Germany, and the European Business School Paris.
Matt Hansen, Managing Partner at FSC, commented:
“We are delighted to have further expanded our Investor Relations function with the addition of Geraldine. She will complement our existing team well and brings with her considerable expertise in the fundraising sphere, as well as strong relationships with European and global investors. She joins at an extremely exciting time for FSC, as we actively pursue a once-in-a-generation investment opportunity in the European financial services sector.”
FSC was founded in 2020 and invests in mid-market financial services businesses in Europe with enterprise values of between €50-200 million, targeting opportunities in the insurance, banking, wealth management and payments sectors. It targets businesses which have the opportunity for transformation, implementing modern technology architecture, adapting business models to changing customer demands, enhancing profitability with underwriting discipline and seeking consolidation opportunities of attractively priced assets.