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US Alternative Investment House Creates Madrid Office

Editorial Staff

3 August 2022

, the Minneapolis-based  alternative investment manager, has opened an office in Madrid.

The office is in the Salamanca district of Madrid, putting it near the banking, investment and financial community.

"Castlelake has been an active participant in the Spanish market and broader Iberian Peninsula for more than a decade, and we are pleased to formalise that experience with a local office in the vibrant city of Madrid," Rory O'Neill, chief executive of Castlelake, said. 

Initially, the Madrid office will be staffed by existing team members and Castlelake. Over time the team will grow, the firm said.

The Madrid office is Castlelake's seventh global office and its third in Europe, joining footprints in Dublin, established in 2020, and London, established in 2006. Castlelake's European team includes more than 70 team members.

Founded in 2005, Castlelake manages approximately $21 billion of assets and has 95 investment professionals working across seven offices in North America, Europe and Asia. 

The move is a reminder that a number of wealth managers have been pushing into the Spanish market over the past few years. Banque J Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg), has opened a new branch in Spain. Groups such as Barclays, Julius Baer and Deutsche Bank have also been building up their private banking and wealth operations in the country.