Tikehau Capital, the global alternative asset management group, announces the opening of its new office in Tel Aviv and the appointment of Asaf Gherman and Rudy Neuhof as Co-heads of Israel, effective from 1st February 2022. The opening of an office in Tel Aviv constitutes the Group’s thirteenth office globally.
The Israeli market has significant untapped growth potential for Tikehau Capital. Its dynamic and high-growth OECD economy has accelerated its position as a global innovation hub with sophisticated institutional and business communities.
As an early mover among global alternative asset managers, Tikehau Capital wants to build a strong local presence in Israel in order to capture the growing demand for alternative assets from local investors, driven by structural market shifts. With this new permanent presence, the Group has the ambition to accelerate its expansion in the country, drawing on its expertise, resources, and global network across its various asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity, and capital markets strategies), and direct investment activities.
Asaf Gherman and Rudy Neuhof have joined Tikehau Capital as Co-heads of Israel. They will be responsible for leading the Group’s growth efforts in the country as well as strengthening the Group’s relationships with Israeli institutional investors and the wider business community.
Asaf and Rudy combine 40 years of experience in capital markets, alternative and direct investments and bring with them an extensive network and knowledge of the institutional landscape and business community. They have been working together as a team for a decade.
Prior to joining Tikehau Capital, Asaf was Head of Syndications, Debt Management & Products at Bank Leumi, and previously Head of Alternative and Direct Investments at Migdal Insurance. Before joining Tikehau Capital, Rudy was Head of Private & Structured Debt at Migdal Insurance and previously worked at Menora Mivtachim in the capital markets and investment-banking arm of the company.
“The opening of an office in Tel Aviv is testament to Tikehau Capital’s long-term and local commitment to each market it enters. We are delighted to welcome Asaf and Rudy, whose deep experience and expertise in alternative and direct investments will be an invaluable asset, as we look to build our franchise in Israel. Their diversified investment backgrounds along with their extensive network and knowledge of the market will help us to further strengthen the firm’s footprint in the region, across our investment activities and lines of business.”Frederic Giovansili, Deputy CEO of Tikehau Investment Management and Global Head of Sales and Product Marketing & Structuring