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Monument boosts European team

UK affiliate of US placement agent Monument Group has hired Laurence Zage from Helix Associates to develop its business.

Monument Group, an independent private equity placement agent, has hired Laurence Zage as director of its London affiliate.

Zage has left Helix where he was vice president and head of research with responsibility for fund due diligence.

This included analysis of manager track records, competitive landscapes, benchmarking, fund cash flow modeling, return attribution analysis, and various other fundraising materials. 

Before joining Helix, Zage practised as a barrister, engaged primarily in criminal defence advocacy.  He received his BA in law with honours from Oxford University. 

John McLaren, co-founder and managing director of Monument Group, relocated to London in 2005 from the firm’s Boston office to become the managing director in the UK.

In February, Martin Anthonsen, formerly a senior member of the investment teams at Nordic Alternative Investment Advisors and financial group Länsförsäkringar, joined McLaren as a director.

Since 1998, over $4.5 billion in capital has been committed by 143 distinct non-US investors to funds raised by Monument Group.  It has also represented select European offerings, most recently Altor Equity Partners and Patron Capital Partners, on their private equity placements.

Jefferies, a US investment bank, bought Helix Associates just over a year ago.