Caledonian Global Fund Services names US head of sales and marketing

Caledonian Global Fund Services has appointed John Peterson as head of sales and marketing in the US for its Chicago-based subsidiary, Caledonian Fund Services (USA), with responsibility for expanding Caledonian's sales and marketing efforts in primary hedge fund markets across the country.

Peterson brings experience from the hedge fund side of the business in investor relations and capital-raising, as well as from the fund services side as the former principal of a Chicago-based fund administration firm.

'John is a key addition to our team at an exciting stage of our evolution,' says Jim Gabriele, managing director of Caledonian Fund Services (USA). 'His well-rounded experience and successful track record will be vital to Caledonian in formalising our marketing and sales efforts in the US.'

Ali Mudeen, a director of Caledonian Global Fund Services based at its office in Grand Cayman, says: 'We are extremely pleased that John has joined us. He is well known in the industry and brings over 15-years experience to the Caledonian team in such an important role. We believe that this is yet another step in the right direction as we seek to deliver unparalleled client service and solutions to managers of hedge funds and funds of funds.'

Peterson says: 'I am delighted to join a management team leading the charge to bring institutional services to hedge funds. We are a unique mix of savvy industry veterans and cutting edge visionaries. Caledonian has not lost sight of the fact that it's your people that separate you from the crowd.'

Caledonian Global Fund Services administers more than USD15bn in assets and offers a fully outsourced and highly automated front- to back-office solution for long/short equity, arbitrage strategies, event-driven, fixed income, multi-strategy (including bank debt, CDS and derivatives) hedge funds, private equity funds and funds of funds.

The firm's services include back office accounting (including mark to market pricing, cash and position reconciliation, management and incentive fee calculations and income and expense accruals), web based investor reporting, US tax reporting and anti-money laundering compliance.

Caledonian Global Fund Services has principal offices in Chicago and the Isle of Man as well as Cayman, a marketing office in New York, and an operational centre in Orlando, Florida.

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