VCP Apex, a global provider of financial, advisory, and capital raising services for corporate and fund manager clients, has hired Jill Cohen, Jay Shows, and Julian Kurz in its New York and Hong Kong offices.

Jill Cohen joins the firm as a managing director and head of Americas following her time with Mercury Capital where she served as a partner. Cohen will join the New York office with over 20 years of experience in the alternative asset management industry.

Jay Shows has joined the firm has a managing director and head of project management. He joins the New York office with over 20 years of experience working with global financial institutions and previously served at Stratus Partners, an alternatives advisory firm he founded.

Julian Kurz join the Hong Kong office as a managing director and head of origination. Before joining VCP, Kurz served as a founding member of Eaton Partners‘ Asia team where he focused on origination and execution of fundraising, secondaries and strategic advisory.

“We are excited to welcome Jill, Julian, and Jay to VCP Apex as we continue our global growth trajectory and continue to be a leading fund advisory and capital placement agent,” says the VCP Apex board. “The private placement business has changed with the addition of SaaS technology, and sophisticated technical capabilities are critical when investors look for deal flow. All three hires have exceptional experience within the alternative investment and tech landscape, an imperative in today’s rapidly evolving industry.”