NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perella Weinberg Partners announced today that Sandra Haas has joined the Firm as a Partner and Deputy Head of the Firm’s Asset Management business. Based in New York, Ms. Haas will work closely with all functional areas within asset management, and will join the Firm’s Management Committee.
“We are thrilled to have Sandy join Perella Weinberg Partners,” said Terry Meguid, Founding Partner and Head of the Firm’s Asset Management business. “Sandy has a breadth of experience and established networks in the investment space, which will greatly benefit our team as we seek to drive growth initiatives in our business.”
Joseph R. Perella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, noted, “Adding senior management depth to Perella Weinberg Partners has been an ongoing priority for the Firm. We have grown rapidly in recent years and are pleased to welcome Sandy, who brings substantial talent and expertise to the execution of our asset management strategy.”
Ms. Haas commented, “I have watched Perella Weinberg Partners carefully establish its asset management business and strategically grow it to an $8 billion plus platform. I am fortunate to be joining this great team and am very excited about our future. We have the opportunity to continue delivering high quality alternative investment solutions to our investor client base at a time when the need and demand for these strategies is growing rapidly.”
William Johnson, former Deputy Head of Asset Management, recently left the firm to pursue personal and other interests. “We thank Bill for his many contributions to the Firm. We will miss him and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” added Mr. Meguid.
Ms. Haas is a Partner and Deputy Head of the Asset Management business of Perella Weinberg Partners. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Ms. Haas was a Managing Director and Head of the Pensions, Endowments and Foundations Coverage team at Morgan Stanley. A cross-divisional initiative, the team covered the largest asset owners in North America providing access to the products and services of the Institutional Securities Divisions. Previously, Ms. Haas was responsible for U.S. business development in Morgan Stanley’s Prime Brokerage Division, working with hedge funds on their financing and business needs. In 2006, she launched the Strategic Partner Initiative, an alternative capital sourcing function matching strategic investors with managers looking for capital. Ms. Haas joined Morgan Stanley in 1999 and served in various senior positions, including Coverage Officer and Head of Product Development for the Pension Strategies Group, which focused on pensions, endowments and foundations with assets greater than $1 billion.
Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Haas covered financial institutions at Bankers Trust, where she structured and marketed fixed income, credit, currency and equity derivative products. She is a Certified Public Accountant and earlier in her career, she spent three years at Deloitte and Touche auditing financial institutions.
Ms. Haas received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Near East Studies from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
About Perella Weinberg Partners
Perella Weinberg Partners is a leading independent, client-focused financial services firm providing advisory and asset management services to a broad, global client base, including corporations, institutions and governments. The Advisory business advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, defense advisory, financial restructuring, private capital raising, and pension matters. The Asset Management business includes a suite of hedge fund strategies, private investment funds (including real estate) and outsourced investment office solutions. Including affiliates, the Asset Management business has capital commitments and managed assets of over $8.2 billion. With more than 400 employees, Perella Weinberg Partners maintains offices in New York, London, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Denver, Austin, and San Francisco. For more information on Perella Weinberg Partners, please visit http://www.pwpartners.com.