Context Capital Hires Arun Gowda
Context Capital Partners, LP, a leading alternative investment specialist firm, today announced the appointment of Arun Gowda as a Managing Director and Head of Business Development. In the new role, Gowda will focus on developing and managing new institutional and family office relationships, and drive Context Capital Partners' business development process.
"Arun is a strong addition to the Context team, bringing an established track record of raising assets and developing long-term relationships with institutions for a wide range of alternative investment strategies," said Ron Biscardi, CEO of Context Capital Partners. "We welcome him to our team and look forward to leveraging his skills and relationships to launch new investment solutions and grow our existing portfolio of managers."
Gowda brings to Context 25 years of institutional sales, marketing and trading experience at large asset management firms and bulge-bracket investment banks. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at UBS O'Connor, where he worked on Global Business Development and helped raise more than $1 billion in new capital for a first-time private credit fund.
Previously, Gowda was the Head of US Business Development for Guggenheim Fund Solutions, where he was responsible for the marketing of hedge fund solutions to large institutional investors. He has also held senior roles at Eventi Capital Partners and Morgan Stanley. Gowda received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and he graduated from Vanderbilt University with majors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Math.
"Context has an innovative business strategy for identifying and accelerating talented alternative fund managers by providing proven investment managers with the tools needed to succeed," said Gowda. "I'm eager to work with the Context team to execute on this strategy and help deepen our relationships with a broad group of family offices and institutional investors."
Since inception, Context Capital Partners has led seed deals totaling more than $500 million in aggregate across a range of hedge fund and private equity-style investment strategies. The firm's current subsidiary businesses include Context Summits, Context Family Network, Context Asset Management, Context BH Capital Management, Context TCM and Context Business Lending.