University of Florida loses private investment director

Peter Landauer has left UFICO to join placement agent and secondaries advisory firm Harken Capital Securities.

University of Florida Investment Corporation (UFICO) director of private investments Peter Landauer has left to join placement agent and secondaries advisory firm Harken Capital Securities, according to a statement from Harken.

Landauer spent 12 years at UFICO, most recently overseeing a portfolio of 125 funds and $1.2 billion of committed capital across private equity, natural resources and real estate, according to the statement.

He was previously UFICO's director of real assets and as chief operating officer.

Landauer joins Harken as a managing director. The firm has also hired Jeffrey Moy, also as a managing director.

Moy joins Harken with more than 20 years of investing experience, most recently as head of private equity for alternative investment advisory firm Central Park Group. Before that, he served as head of private equity at financial advisory firm Rockefeller & Company. During his career he has managed more than $5 billion in commitments in more than 300 funds.

The hires bring the number of managing directors at the firm to five, according to Harken’s website.

Harken provides fund placement services to buyout, growth, healthcare, real estate, energy and other industry-focused private equity, real asset and venture capital firms, as well as secondaries transaction services to institutional clients.

In the past four years, eight Harken clients have closed 12 funds, representing more than $2.5 billion in primary commitments. During this period, Harken's secondaries clients have closed more than $850 million of transaction volume in 25 secondaries deals, according to the statement.

The firm is based in Boston and has offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.