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Bank of New York Mellon expands alternative investment division

The Bank of New York Mellon has appointed Julian Poodhun, Huw Rees and Kelly Wilson to its alternative investment and broker dealer global client management division. 

They will be based in London and report to David Aldrich, managing director, Europe, global client management financial institutions division.

Poodhun (pictured) joins The Bank of New York Mellon as the lead client executive for the alternative investment sector. He is responsible for providing the full range of the company's solutions to alternative investment fund managers. Poodhun had previously spent nine years at Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for running the prime brokerage sales group in Boston as well as the international prime brokerage client services team in New York. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Poodhun held senior relationship management positions in custody and wealth management at Northern Trust and Barclays in London.

Rees and Wilson have both joined the broker dealer client management division from Lehman Brothers. Rees is head of the client executive team for the investment banking sector in Europe and will be responsible for delivering the full range of the company's solutions to broker dealers. Rees previously spent eight years at Lehman where he was head of European creditor relations and more recently, head of treasury operations for Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in administration.

Wilson joins as a client executive for broker dealers and works closely with Rees. Wilson spent seven years at Lehman Brothers in both London and New York, where she held a number of positions including relationship manager in creditor relations covering Nordic and French banks, structured credit and ABS sales, and European debt and equity investor relations. Most recently, Wilson worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers on the Lehman administration.

'The appointments of Julian, Huw and Kelly further strengthens our commitment to client management. We continue to expand due to a growing demand for our services from both alternative and investment banking clients and prospective customers,' says Aldrich. 'This underlines our ability to deliver a full spectrum of products and services to the sector, from across the bank, as clients seek continuity, transparency and security in these uncertain times.'

The Bank of New York Mellon is a private equity and hedge fund administrator with an extensive global presence, including locations in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore and the UK, as well as US offices in California, Florida, New Jersey and New York. In addition to alternative fund administration, the company offers a wide range of cash management, foreign exchange, collateral management, trust, operational outsourcing and custody services to the hedge fund industry.

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