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Easterly Asset Management Appoints BlackRock’s Phil Juliano, Jr. as Head of Sales

Michael Collins will transition to Easterly’s Head of Business Development

Beverly, MA, March 6, 2024Easterly Asset Management (“Easterly”), a multi-affiliate platform for high-performing boutique investment firms, announced the appointment of Phil (PJ) Juliano, Jr. as its Head of Sales. In conjunction with the announcement, Michael Collins will transition into a newly created position as Easterly’s Head of Business Development, where he will focus on Easterly’s exclusive distribution partnership with Harrison Street and identify other opportunities to expand the company’s Affiliate and Privates platform.

“Easterly is on a mission to connect all client types with comprehensive investment managers and solutions,” said Mr. Juliano. “I look forward to working collaboratively with Darrell Crate and the Easterly team to support these efforts and deliver on our growth strategy.”

Mr. Juliano’s extensive experience crafting effective sales strategies and leading sales teams will further drive Easterly’s vision to provide investors access to a portfolio of solutions managed by high quality boutique portfolio managers.

Darrell Crate, Founder and Managing Principal of Easterly, said, “Phil brings unparalleled expertise in holistic value creation for investment managers. His capabilities will strengthen our position as a strategic partner and play a pivotal role in our growth roadmap.”

Before joining Easterly, Mr. Juliano was a Managing Director and Head of the BlackRock iShares U.S. Asset Manager Group, where he was responsible for sales and distribution of iShares and BlackRock solutions to global asset managers, hedge funds, and boutique wealth managers. He was an executive member of the iShares Institutional team setting sales strategy, business planning, talent management and budget. Mr. Juliano managed the iShares Canada Asset Manager Team from 2016 to 2018 and led the creation of iShares’ Institutional Model Portfolio strategy. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Juliano was an Executive Director with MSCI and Head of New England Index Sales from 2006 to 2014. He was responsible for index sales to institutional clients, ETP licensing and relationship management across index and risk products globally for Fidelity and State Street. Previous to his tenure at MSCI, he was a partner at Michael Gold Associates and spent four years with UBS Financial Services on the securities lending desk. He began his career in New York on Morgan Stanley’s municipal bond desk. He holds the FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses.

About Easterly Asset Management
Easterly is a multi-affiliate platform that provides high performing boutique investment managers with the tools and resources they need to operate at scale in an increasingly consolidated market. Easterly supports its partners by delivering best-in-class solutions in marketing, technology, operations, compliance, human resources, finance, and distribution channels, enabling boutique managers to focus on doing what they do best: investing. This model empowers investment teams to preserve their autonomy, attract new institutional and private wealth clients, and focus on delivering returns — all while utilizing Easterly’s scalable platform to alleviate their challenges. With over 20 investment professionals, Easterly offers a diversified suite of investment products, including separate accounts, SMAs, ‘40 Act Funds, CITs, and private placements, all of which are managed by an accomplished roster of portfolio managers with established track records. As of December 31, 2023, Easterly has nearly $3 billion in assets under management. For more information, visit


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