American Energy Partners, LP (AEP-LP) announced on Monday that it has hired Curt Launer as its Senior Vice President - Capital Formation.
Launer, 58, will focus primarily on AEP-LP's direct investor relationships and will maintain an office in New York City. He joins AEP-LP from Deutsche Bank, where he has been a leading equities research analyst and investment banker with coverage of Natural Gas and Master Limited Partnerships.
Previously, Launer was an investment banker at Sagent Advisors and an equities research analyst at Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He began his career with Arthur Young and Company and also worked for Mobil Oil and Gruss Petroleum Management.
In 2011, Launer was inducted into the "Institutional Investor Hall of Fame" and named "One of the Best Analysts of All Time" in recognition of his twelve years of First Place rankings in the annual Institutional Investor magazine poll. He is a 1977 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BS degree in Business and Accounting.
American Energy Partners, LP was founded by Aubrey K. McClendon in April 2013 to capitalize on opportunities available in unconventional resource plays onshore in the U.S