Our team has extensive experience in the wealth and asset management markets. With functional backgrounds in strategy, finance, investment banking, private equity, and corporate and M&A law, the EP team has the relevant experience and skillsets to provide guidance and support to our partner firms.




Karl is the President and CEO of Emigrant Partners and its affiliated company Fiduciary Network. In addition, he sits on the Board of Managers of the aforementioned companies. Karl has worked in financial services throughout his entire career and has previously worked for Merrill Lynch, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab. He also serves on the boards of Sarasota Private Trust Company, New York Private Trust Company and Cleveland Private Trust Company, and is Vice Chairman of Emigrant Bank. Karl was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.




As CFO, Alex is responsible for the operational and financial aspects of the business. Prior to joining Emigrant Partners, Alex was at Focus Financial Partners developing and implementing an innovative IPO structure. Before Focus, he was on the finance team at Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts. From 2006-12 Alex was with Strategic Value Partners, where he structured and restructured investments in a variety of specialized global assets including power plants, commercial aircraft, real estate, health care facilities and manufacturing companies. Alex graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has a master’s degree from NYU School of Law.

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General Counsel & Managing Director

Jamie is the General Counsel and a Managing Director of Emigrant Partners. He is a corporate attorney with over 21 years of experience in managing mergers and acquisitions, private equity, fund formation and other complex transactions. Prior to Emigrant Partners, Jamie was a partner at a boutique law firm focused on representing asset managers and family offices in private equity transactions and related matters. In addition, he has served as senior in-house counsel for private equity fund managers and asset management groups. Jamie graduated from McGill University in Montréal with two law degrees with Great Distinction, and an MBA.

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Managing Director – Strategic Development

Jenny is a Managing Director of Emigrant Partners, focused on partnering with partner firms on strategic growth initiatives. Jenny has 20 years of experience in financial services, including institutional asset management, wealth management and investment banking. Prior to joining Emigrant Partners, Jenny was a Senior Vice President responsible for Affiliate Management at BrightSphere Investment Group (NYSE: BSIG, formerly Old Mutual Asset Management), a $200 billion multi-boutique asset management company. Prior to BSIG, Jenny was Director of M&A and Strategic Planning at BNY Mellon Wealth Management. As an investment banker at Berkshire Capital Corporation and Canaccord Adams, Jenny executed M&A and raised public and private capital for financial services firms and consumer companies. Jenny holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Senior Associate

Pat is a Senior Associate at Emigrant Partners, focused on investments and strategic development for partner firms. Prior to joining Emigrant Partners, Pat was a Senior Associate at Wafra, a $25+ billion AUM private equity and alternative investment management firm, where he focused primarily on the firm’s GP stakes and seeding private equity strategy. Prior to Wafra, Pat was a Strategy Management Consultant at Casey Quirk – Deloitte, where he led consulting engagements for a wide array of asset and wealth management firms. Pat earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

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Justin Han

Associate General Counsel

Justin is the Associate General Counsel of Emigrant Partners. Prior to joining Emigrant Partners, Justin was an associate at two international law firms where he advised sponsors, borrowers and creditors in private equity transactions, various financing arrangements and debt restructurings. Justin received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

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Daniel O’Neil


Daniel is an Associate at Emigrant Partners, focused on investments and strategic development for partner firms. Prior to joining Emigrant Partners, Daniel was a Senior Consultant at Casey Quirk – Deloitte, a strategic management consulting practice focused exclusively on the Asset & Wealth Management industry. During his tenure, Daniel led engagements for a wide array of asset and wealth management firms with a specific focus on M&A advisory, incentive scheme design, and investment capability expansion. Daniel earned a B.S. in Economics from Trinity College.



Howard Milstein is Chairman and CEO of New York Private Bank & Trust, Milstein Properties, and various Milstein brothers operations throughout New York and Chicago. Mr. Milstein is a Founding Partner of FriedbergMilstein, an alternative asset investment manager.

His civic and philanthropic efforts include Chairman of American Skin Association, Trustee Emeritus and Presidential Counsellor of Cornell University, Overseer of Cornell Medical College, among others. He is a member of the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee and of the Executive Committee of the HLS Dean’s Advisory Board. Mr. Milstein earned a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Cornell University and earned JD/MBA degrees from Harvard University.


Barry Friedberg is the President and Co-Founder of FriedbergMilstein, an asset management firm that has responsibility for investing more than $900 million in leveraged finance assets. FriedbergMilstein was founded in 2003.

Prior to forming FriedbergMilstein, he was Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee at Merrill Lynch. From 1985 through 1993, Mr. Friedberg led the Global Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was head of the merger and acquisitions group of A.G. Becker & Co. Mr. Friedberg is Chairman of the Board of the New York City Ballet and a member of the Investment Committee, as well as the Investment Committee of Boys & Girls Harbor. Mr. Friedberg is a graduate of Princeton University.


Bill Staudt is Vice Chairman of Emigrant Bank and Partner at Emigrant Capital Corporation. Prior to Emigrant, Mr. Staudt was founding Managing Partner of Environmental Capital Partners, as well as Managing Partner of Hamilton Capital Partners, which sponsored leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies in the United States and Sweden.

He has substantial management experience, most recently as President and CEO of Sirit Inc. and formerly as President of Hamilton Development Corporation. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Companies and Fiduciary Network. Mr. Staudt received a BA in Economics from Yale University and a JD from University of Michigan Law School.


Andy Augenblick is the President of Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. Prior to co-founding the company, he was President and Co-Owner of Related Companies, a privately held real estate and investment company. Before joining the Related Companies in 1985, he was a Consultant at McKinsey & Company.

In addition, Mr. Augenblick was named one of the Top 100 Collectors in the United States by Art & Antiques Magazine. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.