Mr. Leighton joined The Townsend Group in 2013 and advises a diverse group of institutional clients on real asset programs covering real estate, infrastructure, timberland, and agriculture. Mr. Leighton advises clients ranging from $15 billion to $170 billion in total plan assets with total real asset investment programs in excess of $35 billion. Mr. Leighton’s primary responsibilities include strategic planning, portfolio construction, investment planning, due diligence, and recommendation of potential investment opportunities, fee modeling, performance analytics, and managing client relations.
Prior to joining The Townsend Group, Mr. Leighton worked in structured finance for the Debt Capital Markets group at Banc of America Securities. While at Banc of America Securities, Mr. Leighton provided financial support to the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) trading desk. His career began in Financial Services with The Vanguard Group where Mr. Leighton managed and developed relationships with high-net-worth individuals.
Mr. Leighton received his BBA in Finance from Radford University and is currently working on his MBA at Cleveland State University.