Crestline Investors, a Texas-based institutional alternative asset management firm, has appointed Chris Golio as its managing director.

Golio will join Crestline’s business development & client partnership group and will be based in New York.

He will focus on the Northeast and Midwest US regions in the new role, and will report to head of business development & client partnerships Frank Jordan.

Golio most recently served as a partner at Constellation Associates. He previously also worked for Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, UBP Asset Management, Double Alpha Group and Zurich Capital Markets.

Crestline managing partner and CIO Douglas Bratton said: "Chris is a veteran of the credit and alternative investment markets, with a proven track record of identifying the right investors for a variety of different products and strategies. With his addition to our team, we are excited for the continued development of the Crestline brand in the institutional marketplace."