20 April 2024

Castleforge appoints Iris Zhao-Fiorello as Head of Capital Formation and Investment Solutions

Banking & Finance
| The European |

Zhao-Fiorello’s former position was Managing Director of the global investment and advisory firm GCM Grosvenor, and before that, a Partner at CFIG

London-based property investment firm Castleforge Partners has appointed Iris Zhao-Fiorello as Head of Capital Formation and Investment Solutions.

Zhao-Fiorello brings more than 15 years of global experience advising and investing on behalf of sovereign wealth funds, pensions, insurance companies, foundations, and family offices.

Based in New York, Zhao-Fiorello joins Castleforge from global investment and advisory firm GCM Grosvenor where she was Managing Director, Private Equity Investments. Prior to GCM, Iris was Partner at the Customised Fund Investment Group (CFIG), a business unit of Credit Suisse Group AG that focused on customised private market solutions and was acquired by GCM in 2014.

Zhao-Fiorello established Credit Suisse CFIG’s Hong Kong office, served as a founding member of CFIG’s London office, and led multiple investment verticals during her tenure at Credit Suisse and GCM Grosvenor.

Brandon Hollihan, Founding Partner of Castleforge Partners said of the new hire: “We are thrilled to welcome Iris to the team. Iris’s extensive experience as a limited partner, combined with her deep understanding of the institutional market and success in platform building, brings tremendous insights and value to Castleforge as we strategise our growth over the long-term.”

Reflecting on her new role at Castleforge, Zhao-Fiorello said: “I have high conviction in Castleforge’s research-driven thematic investment approach as well as on the unique value that its in-house, fully integrated operating platforms bring to the flexible office and multifamily residential sectors in the UK and Europe. I look forward to helping Castleforge strengthen our existing partnerships and build new ones with institutional investors globally.”

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