About Peter Plaut

Peter Plaut with his wife and young children in London, UK.
Peter Plaut is consistently recognized as a leader in the industry. Among his many achievements and awards, he was ranked as one of the Top 20 Rising Stars of Hedge Funds during the 2008 financial crisis – a recognition of his ability to manage through crisis and create positive investment opportunities in all environments, Mr. Plaut’s two decades of experience cover both the sell-side and buy-side as a banker, portfolio manager, salesman and analyst.
Plaut operates globally sourcing, researching, negotiating and structuring capital markets transactions. He has been a lead banker on many successful capital raises, transactions, and consultative assignments with senior management teams and Boards of Directors. Plaut has senior level relationships with some of the largest hedge funds, private equity funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and banks in the US, Canada and Europe.

Currently, Plaut serves as an Executive Director of the Wimmer Family Office in London and separately he has a Joint Venture with Fortress Credit Advisors. His specialty is sourcing real estate development opportunities for Wimmer and sourcing debt and equity investment opportunities for Fortress with a particular emphasis on litigation funding.

Peter with his sons at an evening family dinner

He was recently appointed Vice Chairman of the GRIClub Global Committee on Hospitality and the Vice Chairman of the GRIClub on Opportunistic and Distressed Investing.

During the late 1990s, while employed at Salomon Brothers, Plaut served as Rating Advisor to the Republic of Korea and as a result of his work was extended an invitation for Term Membership to the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been recognized by Institutional Investor, Euromoney and Alternative Investor, and been frequently quoted by international media.

Plaut holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. An active philanthropist, Plaut is active in many charitable organizations

Currently, Plaut serves as an Executive Director of the Wimmer Family Office in London

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