Fenchurch Advisory Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Cliff Hampton as its Chairman with effect from 1st September 2012.
Cliff Hampton has over 30 years’ experience of advising on mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector. He was Chairman of Lexicon Partners from 2000 to 2010 and recently served as a Senior Adviser to Evercore. Prior to that he was the Head of the European Financial Institutions Group at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He was previously a Partner in The Phoenix Partnership, a corporate advisory and private equity business which was acquired by DLJ in 1997. Before joining Phoenix, Cliff was the Managing Partner of Spicer and Oppenheim in New York.
He has advised numerous Lloyd’s Managing Agents and represented many of the largest insurance brokers including Marsh & McLennan, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Benfield, Heath Lambert Fenchurch, The Frizzell Group and Palmer & Cay. His significant transactions include the acquisition of Guardian Royal Exchange by AXA and the purchase of Sedgwick Group by Marsh & McLennan.
Commenting on the appointment, Malik Karim, Founder and Chief Executive of Fenchurch and a former partner of Cliff’s at DLJ said: “Cliff is a financial services sector heavyweight and we are delighted that he is joining Fenchurch. This appointment reinforces our commitment to offering a compelling combination of deep expertise and independence to a sector facing profound strategic, tactical and regulatory challenges.”
Cliff Hampton said: “Fenchurch has firmly established itself as a proven and highly effective advisory firm to many blue-chip clients. I am delighted to be joining as Chairman at this important stage in its development.”