Foresight Group makes first appointment for its Manchester Office hiring Claire Alvarez as Senior Investment Manager

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Foresight Group ("Foresight”), a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager has appointed Claire Alvarez as Senior Investment Manager within its expanding Private Equity team.  
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Claire joins from Deloitte’s Manchester practice where she spent six years, latterly advising banks and company directors and returning value from distressed SMEs and where she also completed an 18 month secondment to Barclays Bank Plc.  Since graduating from Lancaster University with a 1st class degree in Management, Claire has worked extensively in the North West, initially for KPMG and subsequently at Altium Capital.  In this time Claire also completed an MBA for Financial Professionals (with Distinction) through Manchester Business School.   
Based in Foresight’s new Manchester King Street office, she will work closely with Foresight Partner James Livingston in managing Foresight’s Regional Investment Fund, which targets equity investments of between £1 and £5 million into profitable growth companies in the North West, North Wales and South Yorkshire (The Region). 
Foresight’s Regional Investment Fund which recently announced its first close at £38 million, is Foresight’s second dedicated regional fund, following the launch in 2013 of the £40m Foresight Nottingham Fund.  
James Livingston, Partner at Foresight, commented: "We are delighted to have Claire join our team. Her extensive knowledge and contacts within the Region’s business community will be a great asset as we grow relationships and identify opportunities for investment across a wide range of sectors.”
Claire Alvarez added: "I am pleased to be joining Foresight’s dynamic private equity team. Foresight’s particular focus on smaller scale profitable businesses is extremely compelling and much in demand, and I look forward to developing our proven regional investment model within my home territory.”
For further information, please contact:
Ben Thompson: 020 3667 8155

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About Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”):
Foresight Group is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager which has been managing investment funds on behalf of institutions and retail clients for more than 30 years. 
Foresight has £1.8 billion of assets under management across a number of funds, including Listed Vehicles, Limited Partnerships, Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs).