Monument opens in London

Monument Group, an independent private equity placement agent, has appointed Martin Anthonsen as director of its newly opened London affiliate, Monument Group (UK) Ltd. With the new office, Monument will further enhance its ability to represent alternative investment opportunities in the European marketplace and beyond. Anthonsen, formerly a senior member of the investment teams at Nordic Alternative Investment Advisors AB (NAIA) and financial group Länsförsäkringar AB, joins Monument with nine years of global alternative investment and portfolio management experience.

Prior to joining Monument Group, Anthonsen served as chief investment officer at NAIA, with responsibility for the construction and management of Länsförsäkringar’s global private equity and hedge fund portfolios. His more notable responsibilities included designing and implementing portfolio strategies and evaluating funds for the life/pension fund programme of Länsförsäkringar. Anthonsen and his team built and oversaw a well-diversified portfolio consisting of €1.3bn committed to or invested in private equity and hedge funds, and comprised of an impressive roster of relationships with managers worldwide.

Monument Group is seeking to substantially bolster the firm’s origination and fundraising abilities in the European market. In the last few years well over $1bn in capital has been committed by non-US investors to funds raised by Monument Group. Monument Group has also represented select European offerings, most recently Altor Equity Partners and Patron Capital Partners, on their private equity placements.

By maintaining offices in both the US and Europe, Monument Group is confident its approach to private equity placements will yield greater market penetration for its clients, as well as more diverse manager exposure for its limited partner base.