Dashiff moves to health care investment consortium

Well-known investment banker will now serve as managing director of Jacobson group

Veteran investment banker Duncan Dashiff is moving on from the Morgan Keegan office he helped start.

Dashiff will now serve as managing director of Healthcare Investment Group, a consortium of health care-focused investment funds helmed by former Vanderbilt University Medical Center boss Harry Jacobson.

“I look forward to working with [the] Healthcare Investment Group team, many of whom I have known and worked closely with as an investment banker,” he said. “The professionals involved with Healthcare Investment Group have earned a reputation for their deep healthcare domain expertise and their track record of success in conceiving, developing and maturing highly successful companies that have grown into market leaders and transformed the delivery of medical services in key areas.”

Jacobson's Healthcare Investment Group includes MedCare Investment Funds, Epiphany Health Ventures and TNInvestco fund TriStar Technology Ventures.

“In our view, the opportunity to catalyze ‘innovation in the delivery of healthcare’ through a new type of investment fund is enormous and unprecedented,” said Jacobson. “Duncan’s significant healthcare experience and strategic perspective will be a highly complementary aspect to our existing team as we embark upon this new endeavor.”

Dashiff led the team that in 2008 started an outpost of New York investment bank Shattuck Hammond, which has since been rebranded as Morgan Keegan’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group. Before that, he served as the co-head of the health care corporate and investment banking practice of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. 

Dashiff will start in his new role at the outset of next year.