David M. Toll, Founder and Publisher

The LPAllocator.com fundraising platform is led by David M. Toll, a journalist who has covered alternative investments for more than 25 years. It is produced by PrivateEquityCareer.com LLC.

The platform lets PE firms, independent sponsors, hedge fund managers and other fund managers identify prospective LPs. Via the companion weekly newsletter LP Allocator News, members also learn news about LP allocations, fund commitments, RFPs, direct deals, secondary deals, people moves, and speaking engagements.

David served as executive editor of Buyouts Magazine, PE Hub and Venture Capital Journal from 2014 to April 2019. Earlier in his career he served as editor of The Private Equity Analyst newsletter. In May 2019 David launched recruiting platform PrivateEquityCareer.com to help students and PE professionals find jobs, learn new skills, and stay abreast of trends in hiring and compensation. Talent professionals use it to find diverse hires.

David wrote the book, A Cartoon Lover’s Guide to Private Equity, which you can purchase here. All after-tax profits of his book go to Toigo Foundation, which encourages women and minorities to pursue careers in finance.

Alton Wallace, Managing Editor

Alton Wallace heads up editorial coverage for the weekly newsletter LP Allocator News.

A master of the telling detail, Alton spends a portion of his days submerged in financial documents to find news about LP allocations, RFPs, fund commitments and secondary sales. He also talks to investment officers and money managers to learn the latest news on their alternative investment programs.

Before joining LPAllocator.com, Alton covered the oil markets for Burnsville, Minnesota-based publisher DTN. In this role he wrote about U.S. and international markets for oil & gas, propane, ethane and natural gas. He also gathered market prices twice a day on nine different natural gas liquids from the largest supply hubs in North America.

Earlier in his career Alton served as a writer for Petrochemscentral.com, as a writer for Condo Owner Magazine and as a general assignment reporter for The Islander in Gulf Shores, Alabama.