Barry Wilson joins FIRSTavenue’s North American private credit team

April 2023

NEW YORK; April 27, 2023 – FIRSTavenue, a leading global private funds placement agent and investment advisory firm specialising in private credit, real assets, private equity and associated capital solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Wilson as Managing Director in the North American sales team.


Barry will be focused on the distribution of FIRSTavenue’s global private credit mandates to North American institutional investors and consultants, further strengthening the firms sales team.


Barry brings over 25 years of experience in both institutional marketing and portfolio management across private debt. He joins FIRSTavenue from Wilson Capital Advisors - a fund advisory and capital formation firm focused on private credit and direct lending strategies. Prior to that, Barry was a Senior Vice President at Antares Capital, where he led marketing efforts in North America. Barry has held various portfolio management, trading and risk positions with Centre Pacific, PIMCO, and Coast Asset Management. He is a money-center trained banker having completed his bank training with a predecessor bank of JP Morgan.


“We’re thrilled to welcome Barry to the FIRSTavenue team and believe his appointment will materially strengthen our North American distribution capabilities,” said Paul Buckley, Managing Partner and CEO of FIRSTavenue, “As a credit specialist, Barry’s experience and expertise is strongly aligned with our focus on the private credit asset class. His investor relationships will be highly valuable in supporting the execution of global credit mandates on behalf of our clients.”


"I am delighted to join the FIRSTavenue team to continue providing LP centric private credit offerings across the spectrum by offering both specialist and global private credit platforms to North American LPs and allocators.  Our offerings will allow them to achieve their strategic asset allocation and return hurdles throughout market cycles," said Mr. Wilson. "FIRSTavenue’s global presence with regional offices in North America, Europe and Asia is significant. The firm has evolved, as has the credit space, and I’m excited to join the team and contribute to our continued success.”


To learn more about FIRSTavenue, please contact Paul Buckley at


About FIRSTavenue

FIRSTavenue is a leading independent global placement agent and advisory firm specialising in private credit, real assets, private equity and associated capital solutions. Since the firm’s inception in 2006, it has raised more than $30 billion of capital commitments on behalf of its clients. The firm maintains a global presence via its headquarters in London and offices in New York, Hong Kong and Hamburg, and today consist of over 50 professionals.


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