IR expert bolsters 50 South Capital Partners team

50 South Capital advisors has added a product strategy and investor relations director to look after clients across the private asset classes.

Chris Bires has joined 50 South Capital Advisors as director of product strategy and investor relations.

In the newly-created role, Bires will develop the firm’s alternative investment solutions and services, including private equity, private credit, infrastructure and real asset investments for institutional and high-net-worth individuals.

Bires joins the firm from Citadel, where he was responsible for business development and client relationships in North America. Previously he was managing director at Highbridge Capital Management, where he was a product specialist for the firm’s hedge fund and private investment strategies.

Earlier in the year 50 South Capital Advisors acquired the investment management business of Aurora, which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management.

50 South Capital provides access to small- to mid-sized managers, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation. Northern Trust is a wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking advisory company whose clients include institutions and high-net-worth individuals.