Capital markets company Preqin has hired Christoph Knaack as its Chief Strategy Officer. In the newly created role, Mr. Knaack will sit on the company’s Executive Committee, overseeing the corporate strategy and ongoing business development.
“We are thrilled to have Christoph join the team,” said Preqin CEO Mark O’Hare. “As we look to develop our products and services in the coming years, his analytical mindset and industry experience will be invaluable. With his expertise, we can ensure that we are offering our clients the best-in-class data, tools, and analytics that they have come to expect from us.”
Mr. Knaack has experience across a range of investment roles, most recently as a hedge fund investor at Davidson Kempner. He has also worked in private equity for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, as well as in investment banking at Morgan Stanley.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Preqin. The company has been growing at an extraordinary rate in recent years, and is already the industry’s foremost provider of intelligence and insights,” said Mr. Knaack. “As alternatives continue to gain market share and become more mainstream, high-quality data will be of the utmost importance and will play a pivotal role in how the industry develops. I look forward to helping Preqin navigate this rapidly changing landscape, and help build on the success the team has already achieved.”