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Aspect Capital strengthens Board with three new members

London-based Aspect Capital Limited has appointed three new board members to further strengthen its management team.

Gavin Ferris, who joined Aspect in January this year, will continue in his role as Chief Architect. He works closely with Chief Investment Officer Michael Adam to enhance Aspect's trading framework to deliver strong performance, deep capacity and broad diversification.

James Walker has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.  James joined Aspect in 2004 as Head of Business Development, prior to which he was a Director at 3i plc. James will take on responsibility for Aspect's finance, legal, compliance and organisational development functions.

John Wareham has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer. He joined Aspect in September 2005 as Head of Distribution, after more than fifteen years of senior-level experience in the financial markets, including more than three years being globally responsible for the Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets businesses at AIG Financial Products.

Anthony Todd, Chief Executive Officer of Aspect said: 'Aspect has made substantial progress over the last year, generating over 20% performance as at last Friday (26 May 2006) in our flagship Diversified Programme, and increasing assets under management by over US$1 billion. These new appointments represent a significant step in Aspect's goal and commitment to growing a business that will continue to provide our investors with competitive performance and a high standard of client service. Gavin, James and John bring additional financial and strategic expertise to the Board, and substantially broaden the scope and scalability of the Company.'

Aspect Capital Limited is one of the leading hedge fund managers in Europe in terms of assets under management.  Based in London, Aspect is a systematic hedge fund company, applying quantitative techniques across a broad range of asset classes.  As at 28 April 2006, Aspect had grown to a team of 104, with USD 3.6 billion in alternative investments under management from investors world-wide. 

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