Nizam Azar is Managing Director in the Global Fund Banking division leading our East Coast North America Business Development efforts. Based in Boston, Nizam is responsible for sourcing, partnering and building relationships with GPs and CFOs of fast growing middle market PE Funds and Emerging Managers with the single focus of helping simplify their Fund banking needs so they scale their business faster.
SVB’s mission is to increase our client’s probability of success. We do that by operating as one team made up of great people leveraging SVB’s unique platform of being flexible, nimble and naturally closer to our clients. We offer innovative liquidity and Fund level debt solutions that includes subscription capital call facilities, Fund guaranteed loans to portfolio companies, NAV based facilities, Management company working capital lines and GP commitment financing. Previously, Nizam managed SVB’s North America Fund Banking FX sales team advising PE Fund clients on hedging Fund level currency risk.
Before joining SVB, Nizam held various roles at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in a capital markets sales origination capacity primarily sourcing new to bank institutional clients. Nizam is a frequent speaker and moderator at Super Return Private Equity conferences in North America and Europe. He earned a BA in Finance and Accounting from Worcester State College.