March 2017

LONDON / NEW YORK - FIRSTavenue, a leading global private funds placement agent and investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Collis Klarberg has joined the team as a Director. He will be located in the firm’s New York office. Mr Klarberg will focus on focus on private credit across the Northeast of the United States and Eastern Canada.

Prior to joining FIRSTavenue, Mr. Klarberg worked as a Principal at The Carlyle Group, in their global credit team, raising capital across a range of private credit and hedge fund strategies. Before Carlyle, he was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan’s Capital Introductions Group where he focused on credit strategies. Other roles include Vice President and Analyst positions at Bear Stearns & Co and wealth management firm Algonquin Advisors.

“We welcome Collis to the team. He brings over ten years of credit markets experience and strong LP connectivity to the team. We expect Collis to have a material impact on our credit capabilities and lend support to our growing roster of managers. The addition of Collis represents the final piece in the expansion of our US distribution team.” commented Mr. Larsen, Partner and Head of Americas.

“I am thrilled to join the First Avenue team. In our quickly evolving industry, First Avenue has proven itself as a top-tier placement agent across a full range of alternative asset classes. I am humbled to be a part of the firm’s continued growth in North America, as I bring my relationships and experience, specifically within credit, to an already well-rounded and established team.” commented Mr. Klarberg.

About FIRSTavenue

FIRSTavenue is a leading independent global advisory and capital placement business focused on private funds and private companies. FIRSTavenue covers the significant investors in the developed world and developing world. FIRSTavenue is differentiated by the breadth and depth of its reach through five global offices and benefits from a large team of former pension consultants on staff. FIRSTavenue’s clients include leading GPs and management teams across the key private market and industry sectors: private equity, private credit, real estate and real assets. See