Amy Ward was named managing director in Owl Rock Capital's new London office, a spokesman confirmed.
Ms. Ward is the first employee in London for the New York-based $23.7 billion direct lending manager. She oversees Owl Rock's institutional client service and business development for Europe. As the firm grows in Europe, executives will look to add resources, the spokesman said.
"Amy has an exceptional network and is a great leader," Douglas Ostrover, Marc Lipschultz and Craig Packer, co-founders of Owl Rock Capital, said in a news release. "We look forward to having her lead the charge as we expand our business in Europe and broaden our global investor base."
Ms. Ward was a partner at Pollen Street Capital, responsible for fundraising and investor relations, the release said. Details on her replacement were not immediately available.