New York and London, October 7, 2008 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Christopher Cooke will join the Firm as a Managing Director in its recently formed Fund Placement Group. Mr. Cooke, who previously worked as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers with the other members of the Firm’s Fund Placement Advisory group, will be based in London and will focus on extending the group’s capabilities to the European market.
Mr. Cooke was most recently with CQS, a leading London based hedge fund, as a member of the Fund Raising and Investor Relations team. Prior to joining CQS in 2007, he was a London-based Managing Director at Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for European and Middle East fund raising for Buy-out funds, Fund of Funds, Co-investment funds and Real Estate funds. Prior to his time at Lehman, Mr. Cooke was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs for five years. He began his career at the Royal Bank of Canada.
Mr. Cooke holds a BA from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and an MBA from Fordham University, New York City.
Simon A. Borrows, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “Our intention is to extend our Fund Placement Advisory business across global markets, just as we have done with our M&A and Restructuring advisory business. Chris has broad experience and a wealth of relationships that will significantly advance this strategy.”