FS Investments, a leading alternative asset manager with approximately $24 billion in assets under management, has hired Robert Stark as Senior Managing Director of Corporate Development. His responsibilities will include developing and implementing the firm’s strategic plan and supporting the expansion into new sales channels, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Stark will split his time between the firm’s New York and Philadelphia offices and serve on the Executive Committee.
“Throughout Robert’s career, he has built strong relationships that have helped him drive strategic initiatives, both in the United States and abroad,” said Michael Forman, Chairman and CEO of FS Investments. “His experience and broad industry perspective will be invaluable as we evolve our business and continue to grow as a leader in alternative investments.”
In his most recent position at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Mr. Stark oversaw J.P. Morgan’s response to the Department of Labor’s Conflict of Interest rule. Prior to that role, he was Head of Global Strategic Relationships, U.S. Funds, responsible for national account relationships across all distribution platforms. Mr. Stark previously held the position of Global Head of Strategy and Business Development at J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, where he oversaw long-term strategy and worked to improve the operating performance of each business.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Stark served as Global Head of Strategy and M&A at Russell Investments, Inc. and as a Partner with McKinsey & Company, where his international consulting practice focused on the financial services industry.
“I am delighted to join the FS team,” added Mr. Stark. “I look forward to further developing the firm’s platforms and exploring new opportunities to provide investors with the best products possible.”
Mr. Stark is a graduate of the University of Cologne where he studied strategic management, finance and logistics.
About FS Investments:
FS Investments is a leading asset manager dedicated to helping individuals, financial professionals and institutions design better portfolios. The firm provides access to alternative sources of income and growth, and focuses on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency. FS Investments is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with offices in New York, NY, Orlando, FL, and Washington, DC. Visit www.fsinvestments.com to learn more.