Former Aberdeen Standard team launch new firm

James Witter (left) and Alex Barr of Bread Street

Former Aberdeen Standard Investments executives Alex Barr and James Witter have launched Bread Street Capital Partners Ltd, a new investment management business specialising in broadening investor access to global private markets including private equity, infrastructure, private debt and real assets.

Bread Street will focus initially on developing a series of stock-exchange listed private markets funds.

Another former Aberdeen Standard executive, Abigail Sater, has been appointed COO of Bread Street Capital Partners. Slater is also former chief operating officer of The Big Exchange.

Barr said: “We are delighted to launch Bread Street Capital Partners as the UK starts to return to the office.

“Private Markets is the most exciting growth area in asset management yet most investors remain under allocated and miss the opportunity the asset class presents to enhance returns.

“We anticipate that Bread Street will become a key partner for institutional and professional clients who need client driven private markets expertise.”

Witter said: “We create bespoke portfolios and products across private markets, including private equity, infrastructure, private debt and real assets.

“We are experts in managing stock exchange listed funds, responsible investing and engagement and investment oversight.

“For clients with mature portfolios, we offer tried and tested expertise in providing clear, unconflicted end of fund life advice, options and execution.”

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