SOURCE: Milken Institute

October 20, 2015 03:15 ET

Milken Institute Expands in London With Appointment of James Morgon

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - The Milken Institute today announced the appointment of James Morgon as managing director for Europe. In this new position, Morgon will be responsible for accelerating the Institute's growth in the UK and continental Europe, part of its expanding global presence.

"We are delighted to welcome James Morgon to the Milken Institute team," says Katie O'Reilly, executive director, business and program development. "His addition is a key part of our strategic expansion into Europe. As our relationships increasingly span the globe, it is critical that we have talent in local markets."

In recent years, the Milken Institute -- known for its flagship Global Conference, held in Los Angeles each spring -- has greatly expanded its international presence and profile. The Institute's Asia Center was established in Singapore in 2012.

As a U.S.-based think tank, the Institute has worked for over twenty years on the application of market-based solutions to some of the world's most pressing social and economic challenges, including the development of innovative finance models for everything from global health funding, to food access and the delivery of humanitarian relief in developing countries to energy infrastructure. Since 2011, the Institute's London Summit has brought approximately 1,000 leaders from the region and the world to London each year; this year's London Summit took place on October 13 at the Grand Connaught Rooms at Covent Garden.

"The Institute is committed to leveraging capital markets to further global prosperity and London is arguably the world's financial capital. A more formal presence in that market has been an interest of ours for some time," says O'Reilly. "With the addition of James Morgon, we look forward to advancing our mission into Europe."

James Morgon has been a partner at GP10 Capital Partners in LLP, a director of Desna Capital Ltd, and an executive at Ladenberg Thalmann & Co.

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