Category Archives: People Moves

Woodsford announces further international expansion, with a number of key strategic hires

Woodsford, the global litigation finance and ESG business, has announced further expansion with the appointment of Hon. Michael Barker QC to its Investment Advisory Panel and Deborah Mazer, Hugh Tait, Diane Chisomu and Oscar Moore to its global executive team.

Augusta Ventures brings in SYZ Capital’s Uncorrelated Strategies lead as new Chief Investment Officer following earlier £250m fund raising

Augusta Ventures, a specialist asset manager focussed on the litigation and disputes funding sector, has appointed SYZ Capital’s current Uncorrelated Strategies lead – Gian Kull – as its new Chief Investment Officer. The move follows Augusta’s closure of its third pool of funding in June 2021 which brought the firm’s AuM to £585m.  This enabled the firm to continue to fund an unprecedented pipeline of opportunities in high value litigation and dispute scenarios.

Pretium Expands Senior Team with Addition of Two Managing Directors

Pretium, a specialized investment management firm with approximately $30 billion in assets, today announced that Tatiana Gutierrez and Jeannette Arazi have joined the firm as Managing Directors on its Affordable Housing and Real Estate Capital Markets teams, respectively.

Omni Bridgeway expands its team of US-based investment professionals

Omni Bridgeway (formerly known in the US as Bentham IMF) is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its US investment team to accommodate its growth in the world’s hottest legal finance market. In addition to adding four brand new investment professionals, we are thrilled to announce the promotion of four team members who have been key players on our US team.

Guido Demarco, new Director & Head of Legal Assets of Stonward Litigation Funding

Stonward Litgation Funding, boutique specialized in offering bespoke solutions to finance litigation both in Europe and the Americas, has a new director and Head of Legal Assets: Guido Demarco, a legal expert with extensive experience in debt restructuring (private and sovereign), NPL strategies and legal, banking and financial project management.

International Legal Finance Association appoints Executive Director and General Counsel

The International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) has appointed Gary Barnett as Executive Director and General Counsel.  Launched 12 months ago, ILFA ( is the first-ever global association devoted to the growing commercial legal finance industry.

Lauren J.Harrison Joins Law Finance Group as Vice President/Investment Counselor

Law Finance Group, a leading commercial litigation finance company, today announced that Lauren J. Harrison has joined the firm as Vice President/Investment Counselor, based in Houston, Texas.

More recruitment to fuel growth at Apex Litigation Finance

Recruitment is once again high on the agenda at Apex Litigation Finance as the company continues to fuel its growth strategy.