Leading innovative Fintech company, Templum Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Templum Markets – a FINRA registered broker-dealer and Alternative Trading System (ATS) providing a registered solution for primary issuance and secondary trading for private digital securities, announced the appointment of Frank Barbarino as its Director, reporting to Templum’s Chief Issuance Officer Bernard Van der Lande.
Barbarino brings to Templum a proven track record of advising and directing major institutions on their alternative investment plan development. Prior to this, Barbarino was a Senior Investment Officer with the New York City Office of the Comptroller’s Bureau of Asset Management. In this role, he guided the city’s pension systems on their investment selection and construction. He also served as a Vice President and a Head of Hedge Fund Content within Goldman Sachs‘s prime brokerage division. Barbarino was also a Principal and Investment Strategist at The Carlyle Group, where he supported an investment team focused on direct lending to mid-market companies and communicated investment strategy and themes to institutional investors globally.
Barbarino has been highly regarded for his leadership in driving the institutional adoption of emerging assets. In 2009, he was recognized as one of Institutional Investor’s Hedge Fund Rising Stars and was also a finalist for their Consultant of the Year award in 2012.
At Templum, Barbarino will be responsible for assisting with institutional relationships and creating visibility and content for this emerging sector while driving the firm’s capital markets thought leadership efforts.
“Frank’s expertise as a capital allocator for major organizations is an invaluable asset, as we work to open up institutional access to a new class of private securities,” Van der Lande said.
“The team and I recognize that there is tremendous room for innovation in the world of institutional capital allocation, particularly as it relates to private markets investments,” Barbarino said. “Our collective desire to serve institutions with a new generation of investment products will drive us to success.”