The Principals of Black Tulip have closed a combined USD 2.3bn of transactions across the capital spectrum.
Benoit is also an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the American Bar Association. He is a frequent contributor to U.S. and European media, including the New York Times, Le Figaro or Les Échos, and published a guide on real estate investments in Manhattan in the neighborhood of SoHo.
Prior to founding Black Tulip, Oliver served as Head of Strategy for Semeiotics, a Hong Kong family office, and as Director at
Clairfield International, and founded Troy Capital Ltd, a Hong Kong-based principal investment and advisory firm. He started his
career in the Securitization Team at Standard & Poor’s and Debt Capital Markets (Corporate Bond Origination) at Barclays Capital.
Oliver graduated with an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and a Diploma of Applied Finance from the Financial
Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). He is married with 2 children and lives in Chicago, IL.
Prior to forming NewOak, D’Vari was the Head of Structured Finance and Alternatives at BlackRock, managing a USD 90bn portfolio, and served on Portfolio Strategy Group, Fixed Income Business, Alternative, and New Product Committees. Prior to acquisition by BlackRock, Dr. D’Vari worked at State Street Research (SSRM) for 12 years culminating to joining the executive team responsible for the fixed-income asset management business of SSRM. He was a member of the firm’s Bond Policy Committee that managed USD 27 billion of fixed-income assets, and he established and led State Street’s collateralized debt obligation business and quantitative research team.
D’Vari holds B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and MBA from UCLA and is a CFA charter holder and has FINRA Series 24, 53, 7,and 63 licenses.
Paolo worked in Equity Capital Markets with Capitalia (part of Unicredit Group) in Italy, where he advised, among others, the Pirelli group for the launch of their innovative listed real estate funds on the Italian stock market, and other large corporations in their capital raising activities. Previously he worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London on European IPO and M&A transactions.
Paolo served in the Italian Army as a Second Lieutenant in the City of Rome Command. He was also an intern at the World Bank in Paris and is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and studied at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
BTAM is headquartered in Miami, Florida with an auxiliary presence in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London, and Hong Kong.
BTAM partners with asset specialists in each sector with proven demonstrable top quartile return track records, and has thus created streamlined vehicles to access institutional grade assets for non-U.S. persons with the goal of outperforming other publicly available non-U.S. fixed income investments utilizing the stable cash flows from the assets to service the coupon and repayment of the notes, and has provided this opportunity through a highly transparent publicly traded debt instrument that reduces the effort and administration required by the investor while improving after-tax returns by implementing tax-efficient structures.