Artivest, an independent digital platform for alternative funds, has hired Sheldon Chang as head of product and distribution strategy.
Chang has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including building and leading alternative investment platforms for high-net-worth investors at major wealth and alternative asset management firms.
He was an advisor to Artivest before joining the firm and was a partner and head of private Wealth at Pantheon Ventures, a global private capital investor.
Prior to Pantheon, Chang was managing director and head of private equity and real assets origination at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker for 15 years at Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and UBS.
“As the range of investment managers, number of advisors, and volume of transactions on our platform increases, our approach must be continually refined,” said Martin Beaulieu, chairman and chief executive officer of Artivest. “Sheldon is a seasoned financial services leader and proven business builder who will be instrumental as our growth accelerates.”
Chang earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Artivest is a digital platform for hedge funds, private equity, and real assets founded in 2011. Run by fintech and investment industry executives in New York City and San Diego, the firm is independent and privately held by its employees and outside investors including Aquiline Capital Partners, Genstar Capital, KKR, and Thiel Capital.