About Us

Deliver Superior Terms, Tighten Pricing,
Expedite Successful Execution.
FFP is a team of professionals that collectively have led the execution of over 600 unique fund finance transactions. 
FFP delivers innovative debt capital solutions to alternative investment managers seeking optimal fund capital structures.

Efficiently obtain the best terms, at the best price, on all types of debt capital structures for alternative asset managers.

Proven ability to arrange the widest range of private fund financing products.


FFP optimizes your ability to effectively finance your funds
and asset management business, from concept through execution,
and after closing.

Assist alternative asset managers formulating financing strategies for funds and asset management platforms. 

Craft message and collateral to market the asset managers’ desired fund finance solution and go to market.

Evaluate proposals from traditional and non-traditional lenders and negotiate optimal solutions on behalf of asset managers.


Fund Finance Partners Adds Anastasia Kaup as a Partner & Managing Director in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL – Fund Finance Partners (FFP) is pleased to announce that Anastasia Kaup has joined the firm as a Partner in Chicago. Anastasia’s arrival adds to the firm’s depth of expertise and experience, and amplifies the team’s decades-long presence in the fund finance ecosystem. Prior to joining FFP, Ms. Kaup most recently led the…

Middle Market Businesses and Emerging Sponsors Proactively using ESG to Attract Capital

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”) considerations are increasingly crucial for alternative asset managers.  While still in its adolescence, impact investing – whether screening potential investments for ESG risks or integrating ESG opportunities into investment strategies, is here to stay.  Asset management firms, large and small, are inundated with positive and negative incentives to articulate,…

Subscription Facility Default: A Path Forward

Only a few decades old, subscription finance has evolved into a mature market benefiting banks, limited partners and fund sponsors alike.  The biggest factor behind subscription finance’s maturation, and the benefits to everyone in the industry, has been the safety and soundness of the credit and collateral.  That factor is no longer indomitable, as the…

Our Leaders

Zac Barnett


​​In his nearly 20 years of direct experience as an attorney in the fund finance space, Zac is considered a pioneer of the industry. He has represented investment banks and fund sponsors on some of the largest, most complex fund financings, earning him annual recognition in Chambers. His broad range of experience in connection with loans to various real estate, private equity, secondaries, private credit, energy, infrastructure and hedge funds provides FFP with the knowledge necessary to guide fund sponsors through the process of securing various fund financings.

Richard Wheelahan, III


Since 2007, Richard has been advising fund sponsors and lenders, in both an advisory and principal capacity. In addition to co-founding FFP, Richard was the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and a Director of a $3 billion asset manager investing debt and equity in lower middle-market companies. During his ten tenure, Richard executed numerous capital markets initiatives on behalf of the firm’s investment vehicles and oversaw fund formation activity, developing comingled funds, SMA concepts, a NASDAQ listed BDC, and joint ventures.


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