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Two more senior hires added to the Gottex team

Gabriel Bousbib and Gustavo Dominguez are the latest senior recruits to the Gottex Fund Management Group management team.

Bousib, the former CEO of PlusFunds, joins as managing director, risk management and is a member of both the Asset Allocation and Research Committees. He will be responsible for implementing and managing an independent risk management group, which will oversee all aspects of market and operational risk for Gottex's fund of hedge funds.

Until December 2004, Bousbib served as president and CEO of PlusFunds and chairman of the PlusFunds Risk Committee. He led PlusFunds' growth, taking it from an unproven index hedge fund concept to a USD 3 billion fund of funds operation. Between 1996 and 2001, Bousbib held a number of operating and corporate development positions with the Reuters Group, including managing director of business development as well as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the risk management division.

Bousbib, who started his career in 1987 as a risk manager for Merrill Lynch's over-the-counter interest rate derivative activities, holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

Dominguez meanwhile, the former head of emerging markets for the Americas at JP Morgan Chase, joins Gottex as a managing director and a member of both the Asset Allocation and Research Committees. He will be based in Gottex's New York office.

A former colleague of Gottex's Senior investment partners, Peter Bennett, Richard Leibovitch and JP Bailey, Dominguez comes to Gottex with over 18 years of experience in investment banking and  holds a Bachelors degree and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires.

"Hiring professionals of the highest calibre is vital to our continued success," said Joachim Gottschalk, CEO of the Gottex Fund Management Group. "We are delighted to welcome both Gabriel and Gustavo to Gottex. Their skill and experience will augment a team that is already considered one of the strongest in the industry."

Background notes: Founded in 1992, the Gottex Fund Management Group is a leading global investment management group specialising in absolute return strategies. With total funds under management in excess of USD 5 billion, Gottex offers a complete range of fund of hedge funds with specialisation in conservative and market neutral funds. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland Gottex has offices in Zurich, London, New York, Boston and (from mid-July) Hong Kong, and affiliate offices in Sydney and Montevideo.


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