Mr. Horn will also serve on the firm's Board of Directors.
For over 38 years, Mr. Horn has been a leading executive in the institutional and private wealth management industry. He was co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Graystone Partners, a $4.4 billion AUM consulting firm purchased by Morgan Stanley in 1999. Graystone specialized in selecting investment managers across all investment disciplines, from private equity and real estate to hedge funds and fund of funds for the investment portfolios of ultra-high-net-worth families. Following the purchase of Graystone by Morgan Stanley, Mr. Horn became a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of Global Private Client Marketing and Global Senior Relationship Management for the firmâs largest private clients, sitting on the Private Wealth Management Executive and Operating Committees, as well as on the firmâs Alternative Manager Selection Due Diligence Committee.
Prior to the founding of Graystone Partners, Mr. Horn was Senior Executive Vice President of Bessemer Trust Company, where he served in the Office of the President, working on institutional and private client accounts. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of the Northern Trust Company, responsible for trust, investment, and technology services offered to very wealthy individuals and families as the founder of the companyâs Wealth Management Group. Prior to that at Northern Trust, Mr. Horn was responsible for all U.S. sales and marketing of trust and investment services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Horn was Principal and Branch Manager of Morgan Stanleyâs Chicago office, where he developed and managed Individual Investors Services for the greater Chicago market and nine contiguous states. He continues to serve as a private advisor to wealthy families in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and New York and to several global investment management firms.
FGG Founding Partner AndrÃ©s Piedrahita commented: âAs our business continues to grow and mature, we saw the importance of adding a distinguished professional of DavidÂ´s caliber to direct our global business strategy as we focus on building further institutional and ultra-high-net-worth relationships. We have great confidence that David will benefit this firm and its investors by leading us toward new market opportunities, and by working to manage the further expansion and improvement of our enterprise.â
Mr. Horn earned a B.A. in history at Stanford University and a J.D. with honors from Kent College of Law, Chicago. He was a Trustee of the Illinois Institute of Technology and served as the Chairman of the Board of Chicago Kent College of Law from 1988- 1999. Mr. Horn has been Honorary Director of the Chicago Investment Analysts Society, and he also served as a member of the Advisory Board of Graystone Venture Partners and as an Advisory Director of the Guggenheim Realty Fund.