Florida’s Ireland joins Cap Z

Michael Ireland, a portfolio manager at Florida’s state pension fund, has joined New York-based Capital Z Investment Partners.

Michael Ireland, a portfolio manager at the Florida State Board of Administration, has left to join New York’s Capital Z Investment Partners as a vice president.


Ireland will focus on analysing and marketing private equity funds for the firm. He will report to Capital Z partner John Kim.


At the Florida board, based in Tallahassee, Ireland reported to senior portfolio manager Frank Fernandez, who is also the chairman of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, a trade group for limited partners.


The pension is currently accepting resumes to replace Ireland.


Ireland left Florida two weeks ago, according to a source.


Capital Z focuses on hedge funds as well as private equity. A separate division, Capital Z Financial Services Partners, invests directly in financial services companies, while Capital Z Investment Partners commits capital to and seeds managers of alternative investment funds.