Smith Whiley & Co. (No. 8 on the BE Private Equity list with $300 million in capital under management) specializes in management buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisitions, and growth capital, and makes private equity and mezzanine investments. Smith Iloani directs Smith Whiley’s investment advisory and asset management business and is chair of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to forming Smith Whiley, she was a managing director at Aetna Inc., where she managed a $9.2 billion portfolio.
In April, GE tapped its London-based head of global banking to lead its investing arm with $122 billion in assets under management. Stockton heads a team of more than 400 employees and the management of portfolios for institutional investors worldwide. GE Asset Management oversees the $45 billion pension plan for GE and many of GE’s affiliated insurance funds. Stockton is a senior vice president of GE Co., a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council, and serves on GE Foundation’s board.
Terrell launched his career at Credit Suisse as an associate 28 years ago. Prior to rejoining the company in 2010, he was managing partner and CEO of Provender Capital Group L.L.C., a private equity firm he founded in 1998 and a former BE 100s firm. His senior-level experience cuts across the bank’s platforms, including investment banking, private equity, mortgage and asset-backed securitization, financial institutions, and federal agencies.
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