Vision loses head of IR

Charles Robinson has joined the investor relations team at Black River Asset Management.

Vision Capital, a secondaries firm, has lost its head of investor relations Charles Robinson.

Robinson has joined Black River Asset Management, the alternative investment arm of Cargill, a global supplier of food, agricultural and industrial products and services, according to a Black River statement.

Robinson joined Black River on 16 June, and will be responsible for deepening investor relationships in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He will be reporting regionally to Jeremy Llewelyn, chief executive officer of Black River Asset Management UK to James Gruver, global head of investor relations.

Black River provides hedge fund and private equity solutions to institutional investors. It currently manages in excess of $7.3 billion in assets.

Vision said that there were no immediate plans to replace Robinson. It declined to comment on fundraising, although a source close to the firm said his departure would have no impact on its plans.

Robinson joined Vision as head of IR in September 2011. Prior to that, he was global head of alternatives distribution at HSBC Global Asset Management. Previously, he was an executive director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he led business development for Asia ex-Japan, Vision said in a statement at the time.

Vision is currently investing its Vision Capital Partners VII, a €676.2 million 2009-vintage fund, according to Private Equity International’s Research & Analytics division.