We are excited to announce that Mr. Raphael Durst has officially joined Stonehaven, LLC as a Managing Director of Affiliate Partner Group, Gesher Capital, LLC.

Raphael Durst is a Managing Director of Gesher Capital, LLC. Mr. Durst specializes his efforts on capital raising services and Israeli institutional consulting for alternative investment managers.

Prior to joining Gesher Capital, Mr. Durst worked on multiple consulting projects with some of the best known Israeli investment banks. Most notably, Mr. Durst was instrumental in structuring and negotiating a deal between an Israeli investment bank, Altshuler-Shaham, and BlackRock which resulted in Altshuler-Shaham being nominated to be the sole distributor of BlackRock products in Israel.

Prior to his role an Israeli financial consultant, Mr. Durst worked for the Israeli Ministry of Finance for over a decade. While working for the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Durst was stationed in New York City where he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with investment banks, rating agencies and local finance officials. Mr. Durst also played a key role in establishing and executing on global bond issuance programs for the State of Israel.

Mr. Durst earned his B.S. in Economics and Accounting from the Hebrew University, and he earned his M.S. in Economics from the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Durst is also a Certified Public Accountant. He currently holds the Series 7 and Series 63 registrations with FINRA. Mr. Durst lives in northern California with his wife and children.

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.