Lovell Minnick Partners Names Irene Hong Edwards Principal and Head of Investor Relations
RADNOR, PA – JANUARY 19, 2017 – Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in financial and related business services companies, today announced that Irene Hong Edwards has joined the firm as Principal and Head of Investor Relations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Irene to Lovell Minnick as we build out investor relations to better serve our limited partners,” said Co-Chairman Jeffrey D. Lovell. “We are confident her depth of experience on both the fundraising and investor relations fronts will prove to be valuable assets as we nurture our very important existing investor relationships and cultivate new ones.”
Ms. Hong Edwards, who will be based in New York, brings to Lovell Minnick more than 15 years of experience in alternative investments as an investor relations and business development professional as well as her investment professional experience. She was most recently a Managing Director at Z Capital where she was responsible for investor relations and business development for the firm’s private equity and credit strategies. Hong Edwards previously served as Vice President of Investor Relations for KPS Capital Partners, L.P., and was a member of the placement agent arm of Jefferies & Co. Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked at Lexington Partners on the secondaries team evaluating, executing and monitoring investments.
“Lovell Minnick Partners has a long and successful track record in the private equity industry as an astute investor in financial and business services, and I am excited to join this experienced team,” said Hong Edwards, “I look forward to working closely with firm’s impressive stable of world-class investors and expect to drive continued growth of the firm in the U.S. and abroad, where there is strong interest in funds that focus on the financial services sector.”
“Irene’s skill set and successful track record raising capital for private equity and credit funds is an excellent match for our firm,” said Steven Pierson, President and Partner of Lovell Minnick Partners. “Irene has a demonstrated track record of cultivating long standing relationships, broadening the reach and extending the platforms of growing private equity firms.”
Ms. Hong Edwards received a Masters in Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University. She also attended The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is an active member and sits on the board of the NY Private Equity Network.