Monument builds European presence

Three months after launching its European operations, placement agent Monument Group has hired alternative investment specialist Martin Anthonsen in its London office.

Boston-headquartered private equity placement agent Monument Group has hired Martin Anthonsen as director of its London office.
Prior to joining Monument Group, Antonsen was co-founder and chief investment officer at Nordic Alternative Investment Advisors (NAIA), based in Stockholm, Sweden. Anthonsen headed the investment organisation, managing a total portfolio of €1.3 billion ($1.55 billion) committed to or invested in private equity and hedge funds on behalf of Swedish banking, pension and insurance group Länsförsäkringar.

Martin Anthonsen, director, Monument Group

Before founding NAIA, Antonsen spent six years with Länsförsäkringar, ultimately serving as head of all private equity and hedge fund investment activities.
Monument Group launched its London office last November as part of its expansion into Europe. John McLaren, co-founder and managing director of Monument Group, moved from Boston to head up the operation.
Monument Group’s most recent work in Europe includes raising €303 million for London, Barcelona and Luxembourg-based Patron Capital’s second fund in 2004, as well as assisting Stockholm-based mid-market buyout firm Altor Capital Partners on its vintage 2003 €650 million debut fund.
Founded in 1994, Monument Group has raised approximately $32 billion (€18.3 billion) on behalf of its clients from institutional investors in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.