Allfunds appoints Pablo Sanz as Head of Operations of Allfunds Alternative Solutions
Madrid/London, 8 June 2023 – Allfunds, one of the leading B2B WealthTech platforms for the funds industry offering fully integrated solutions for both Fund Houses and Distributors, today announces that Pablo Sanz has been appointed as Head of Operations for Allfunds Alternative Solutions, effective immediately.
Pablo has over two decades of alternative investments experience, having started working in the alternative funds industry in 2001. He began his career at Banco Santander as an auditor. Most recently, Pablo was COO at Arcano Partners where he led the regulatory transformation of Arcano’s private equity management company into a global asset management company. At Arcano, he also launched private equity, venture capital, sustainable infrastructure, real estate, credit, and multi-asset funds, as well as the ESG & Responsible Investment Strategy for the Group for Investment Banking.
Prior to this, Pablo was Chief Financial Officer at Impala Capital Partners and JB Capital Markets, where he was involved in alternatives fund management, alongside leading and developing finance and risk management activity. Pablo’s responsibilities to-date have been international in scope, working with funds in Spain, the UK, Luxembourg, Ireland, the US, and Canada.
Allfunds Alternative Solutions was launched in March 2023 as a new separate division in response to strong demand among Allfunds’ clients for better access to alternative assets and private markets. Allfunds has been active in this area, with assets under administration in specialised vehicles (UCITs, ELTIFs, UCI Part II, RAIFs and FCRs) although until recently this was an on-demand service. The launch of the specialised division will provide clients with an always-on service to match their demands, while adding dedicated expert resources to Allfunds’ global activity.
The new division will also focus on channelling current demand and driving Allfunds' growth in services related to illiquid strategies. Pablo will lead IT and operations for the alternatives proposition, which includes dedicated trading teams based in Madrid and Warsaw reporting to Borja Largo.
Borja Largo, Chief Fund Groups Officer, Allfunds, said, “The alternatives market is growing exponentially, demonstrated by the strong demand for illiquid strategies from our clients, particularly those in the wealth management segment. We are committed to enhancing our alternatives offering and creating market-leading tech-enabled infrastructure to connect all our distributors with the best General Partners, while scaling our capabilities in key markets for the business. I’m delighted that Pablo will lead this initiative; his extensive experience puts Allfunds in a strong position to meet changing investor demands in the current environment. Under his leadership, a growing team of experienced professionals will unlock our clients’ access to alternative and private markets, while simultaneously growing our assets under administration in this space.”
Pablo Sanz continued, “I am excited to join Allfunds at a time when the alternatives market is growing exponentially, with strong demand for illiquid strategies from our wealth management clients in particular as they look to diversify their portfolios. Allfunds is committed to leading the transformation of the distribution of alternative funds, helping fund managers broaden their investor base and providing our clients with better access to assets capable of delivering strong portfolio returns.”