October 2005 Raber spins out of Key to form Alvine

Tom Raber, a key figure responsible for much of the growth and institutionalisation of Key Asset Management, is spinning out to form Alvine Capital Management, an alternative asset management consulting firm. Raber, as managing director and head of sales and marketing, was instrumental in growing the firm from $250 million to $1.3 billion since the end of 1997.

Raber, who was head of fixed-income sales at BNP in London, will continue to work closely with the Key group, as well as with single managers and other specialist alternative strategies. This will allow him to offer the full range of alternatives as clients’ needs become more sophisticated.