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CP Eaton names Asia and Europe heads

The Connecticut-based placement agent has promoted David Love and Franklyn Chang to lead its efforts in Asia Pacific and Europe, respectively.

CP Eaton Partners has named David Love and Franklyn Chang as head of the Asia Pacific region and head of the European region, respectively.

Love replaces Ed Greene, who led the placement agent’s expansion into Asia and left the firm in April.

Love has been a CP Eaton equity member and managing director for more than 10 years. He was previously an investment analyst and senior vice president with US-based investment bank HC Wainwright.

In his new role, Love will oversee the firm’s Shanghai office and spearhead its Asia Pacific activities, including fund selection, project management and fund distribution. 

Franklyn Chang

Meanwhile, Chang will manage a five-strong team at CP Eaton’s London office. He has been an equity member and a managing director at the firm for more than two years. Before that, he was a managing director at US-based placement agent Farrell Marsh and a vice president in Bank of America’s debt restructuring and loan syndications group.

CP Eaton has also promoted three US-based executives to equity members and directors: Peter Martenson, a senior vice president in its La Jolla, California office; as well as Dawn Rinaldi and Jeffery Eaton, a chief operating and financial officer and a senior vice president, respectively, in its Connecticut office.

In the Shanghai office, Jingjing Bai, formerly the firm’s Asia Pacific director, has been promoted to senior vice president. Vice president Kah-Yi Chung’s responsibilities have been expanded to include distribution to Singapore, Korea and Taiwan.

CP Eaton has been building its teams in the US, Europe and Asia.

In July 2008, the firm appointed a chief operating, financial and legal officer to take over some responsibilities of founder and chief executive Charles Eaton and partner Charles Bartz. It also made four new hires at the time. In October 2008, it nearly doubled the London team by relocating Chang from Rowayton and making two additional hires. This January, the firm appointed Alex Edwards as a vice president in its Shanghai office.