Artivest, a digital platform for alternative investing, has hired former Raymond James executive James Hale as head of platform, a newly created position for the company. In this cross-functional role, he will work with clients, vendors, and internal teams to accelerate the adoption and growth of Artivest’s web-based platform, the company said.
“James has spent his career at the intersection of alternative investing and digital wealth management,” said James Waldinger, founder and CEO of Artivest. “He brings fluency to addressing the pain points that have traditionally plagued wealth management firms and their advisors seeking to diversify client portfolios with alternative investments.”
Hale will focus on how “platform data is leveraged to enhance digital distribution, innovations in product structuring, and the curation of niche investment solutions based on his engagement with investment managers, wealth managers and financial advisors across the Artivest Open Network.”
Hale joins Artivest from Raymond James Financial, where he served as director of alternative investments platform administration. He joined the Alternative Investments Group at Raymond James in 2012, and prior to that, worked for Fund Evaluation Group and Walnut Street Advisory. Hale holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from the University of Kentucky.
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.