Layton Road Group Appoints Jim Kelly as Managing Director of Westchester NY Office
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Jim brings in over 35 years of experience in financial services to Layton Road. Prior to Citigroup, he was at Morgan Stanley where he initiated and developed the Pension Solutions Group and served as Head of Transition Management in the Americas. Jim also spent 28 years as a Member of the New York Stock Exchange. Here at Layton, He hopes to bridge the gap between his key investor relationships and Layton Road's alternative investment manager clients.
The Layton Group is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) offering capital introduction & capital raising services to alternative investment managers, institutional investors and prime brokerage divisions within investment banks. The company was founded in the year 2017 by Tom Mahala, a 26-year industry veteran of the prime brokerage industry with the belief that there was a better way to offer capital introduction & capital raising services to investment managers and institutional investors. The firm is well known to provide customized plans that are not only helpful to managers in meeting their assets under management (AUM) goals, but also within their
We are incredibly fortunate to have Jim join the Layton Road team. He's not only a tremendous person, but his deep and long-standing relationships, are a testament to a career spent serving and delivering to the needs of his client base
operating budget. The investment managers are usually caught in a dilemma while deciding whether to hire a marketer, engage a placement agent or use the capital introduction option offered by their prime broker. Layton Road Group solves the problem as it offers managers all three of these options. Similarly the company helps institutional investors by partnering with each investor, expanding alternative investment manager’s sourcing capabilities, and delivering thoughtful ideas and insights as a part of each investor’s ongoing research and investment process.
Mr. Tom Mahala, the president of Layton Road Group LLC, and a 10-year veteran of BNP Paribas – the eighth largest bank in the world by total assets, where he recently served as the Global Head of Capital, says, "We are incredibly fortunate to have Jim join the Layton Road team. He's not only a tremendous person, but his deep and long-standing relationships, are a testament to a career spent serving and delivering to the needs of his client base". He adjoins, “One public fund allocator nicknamed Kelly 'The Mayor' because he seems to know everybody and is about as genial a person as you'll ever meet".
It would be interesting to see how Jim bridges the gap between his key Investor relationship and Layton Road’s alternative investment manager clients. With the immense experience and expertise that He brings to the table, and his image as ‘The Mayor’, it’s a promising bet that he will take the company to new heights.