Archive for April, 2010

The Whitney to Honor Alexander von Furstenberg

Monday, April 26th, 2010
Alex von Furstenberg

Alex von Furstenberg accepts the 2010 American Art Award

The Whitney Museum will pay tribute Alexander von Furstenberg and The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation for their “sustained commitment to the artistic and cultural heritage of the arts in America” at the Museum’s 19th annual gala dinner on May 6th.

The gala signifies the inaugural event at The Whitney’s future downtown site at Gansevoort and Washington Streets in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.  Alex von Furstenberg will be presented with the American Art Award, which will be accompanied by the unveiling of a large-scale collaborative commission from American artists Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker.  The first of three installations in an exhibition collectively titled “Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown,” Guyton/Kelley’s work can be viewed publically from the High Line from May 8th through June 23rd; subsequent six-week installations by Tauba Auerbach and Barbara Kruger will follow.


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ACM Appoints John DeRaimo Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Alternative investment manager Arrow Capital Management, LLC today announced the appointment of John DeRaimo to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer.

John will assume responsibility for the firm’s operations, including its strategic growth initiatives. He will report to Co-Managing Members Alexander von Furstenberg and Mal Serure. John was previously a Senior Analyst at Arrow.

“John’s appointment reflects Arrow’s commitment to building upon the strong operational infrastructure established by our CFO, Amy Wolf. Since joining our team in 2008, John has developed a thorough understanding of our business practices and has made contributions to all aspects of Arrow, making him the natural candidate for the role of COO,” said Alex von Furstenberg.

Prior to joining Arrow, John worked for Landmark Advisors, LLC as a member of its investment committee. At Landmark, John was responsible for evaluating alternative investments for inclusion in Landmark’s portfolios including conducting all aspects of operational due diligence. He began his career in Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management division. He earned his BS magna cum laude from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Mal Serure added, “In his new role, John is tasked with ensuring Arrow has the best processes, systems and controls in place as we continue to grow. Importantly, his mandate will enable all members of our team to focus on their respective areas of expertise.”


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