We are excited to announce that Mr. Diego Lopez has officially joined Stonehaven, LLC as an Affiliate Partner.
Diego López is the Managing Director of Global SWF, a capital raising advisory boutique. He is an expert in Sovereign Wealth Funds and other institutional investors with over 13 years of work experience in the world’s main financial markets, including Europe, the Middle East, China, Brazil and the US. Prior to founding Global SWF, he spent five years building up and strengthening PwC’s footprint in the SWF industry as the Director and COO of the global practice, based in Abu Dhabi and in New York. He was responsible for a US$18 million annual budget, and helped the practice grow from US$110 to US$200 million. During these five years, he was a key member of the Deals Origination team, sourcing investment opportunities to the world’s largest investors.
Diego is a member of the Global Advisory Council of Iliad Partners, a Dubai-based VC focused on tech start-ups in the MENA region, and has worked on several LP-GP fundraising processes. Prior to PwC, he worked for 5 years at KPMG and for 2 years at French boutique Accuracy, focusing on private equity, due diligence and valuations. He started his career trading derivatives at Santander Group. He completed his Bachelors in Economics at the Universities of Madrid and Milan and earned his Master’s in Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE), where he now serves as a Regional Ambassador. He is an affiliate of Tufts University’s SovereigNet, and a frequent speaker at international conferences and a contributor for leading publications on SWF matters, having been quoted by Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, Wall Street Journal and Al Jazeera among others.
Diego is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian, and has a working knowledge of French. He is an advocate of the “melting pot”, after living in 8 countries and visiting 85+ in all 7 continents. He is also a swimming world champion, an ocean ambassador and a motivational speaker. Mr Lopez currently holds the Series 62, 63 and 79 registrations with FINRA.
About Stonehaven, LLC Stonehaven is an industry leading global placement agent focused on hedge funds, private equity, real estate, venture capital, private placements, and long‐only strategies. Stonehaven’s platform serves as a nexus between select investment opportunities and the institutional investment community with a talented capital raising team and robust infrastructure. The Firm’s dynamic structure fosters an ever‐ evolving stable of distinctive managers to match the demand across the diverse investor community. Founded in 2001 by CEO David Frank, the Firm is entirely management owned, giving it complete independence to continue pursuing its entrepreneurial approach while maintaining the highest ethical and regulatory standards.