Symphony Financial Partners Forms U.S. Entity, Names Ludwig As MD

Aug 11 2017 | 8:40pm ET

Singapore-based alternative asset manager Symphony Financial Partners has established a U.S. entity and named former Taiyo Pacific Partners executive Daniel Ludwig as its managing director and head of investor relations. 

The new affiliate, named Symphony Financial Partners (U.S.) LLC, will be located in Winchester, MA, the company said in a statement. 

In his new role, Ludwig will manage client relationships in the U.S, Canada, and Europe, and will showcase Symphony’s expertise and investment capabilities to prospective North American and European investors. 

Prior to joining Symphony, Ludwig managing director for Taiyo Pacific Partners, where he was responsible for marketing and client service in the U.S., Canada, and Asia. He previously held leadership positions with Geode Capital in Boston, MA; PIMCO in Atlanta, GA; and Fidelity Investments in Denver, CO. He is a CFA charterholder.

"We are delighted to announce the addition of Dan to our team. He will work in close collaboration with Tokyo-based Hiroyuki Abe to provide the highest quality access for our U.S, Canada, and European clients as we continue to deliver on our proven, highly differentiated Japanese equity value realization strategy," said co-founder and CEO David Baran in a statement.

Symphony Financial Partners is an award-winning institutional asset manager founded by Baran and Kazuhiko Shibata in 2000. The firm manages approximately $1 billion in primarily Japanese equity strategies for a global client roster of blue-chip foundations, pensions, endowments, sovereign wealth entities and prominent family offices.

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