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Combinatorics Capital, a New York-based global macro hedge fund manager, has appointed Robert W. Jenkins as chief executive and managing partner.

Since 1998, Jenkins (pictured) has headed F&C Asset Management, one of the oldest global money managers. During his tenure, first as chief executive and then as chairman, F&C was transformed from a venerable, privately held, UK-centric boutique into a pan-European, London Stock Exchange-listed competitor with assets under management exceeding USD150bn. Jenkins retired from F&C in May.

Prior to joining F&C, ran trading rooms for Citibank in Dubai, Bahrain, Zurich and Tokyo.  He then moved to the buy side with Credit Suisse Asset Management, first as chief investment officer and head of CSAM's money management arm in Japan, and later as chief operating officer of that group's investment activities in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe.

Since 2007, Jenkins has served as chairman of the Investment Management Association, UK - the principal trade body representing the asset management industry.  He is a member of the UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers and he co-chairs, together with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, a task force on the future of the asset management industry in Great Britain. 

Jenkins is an Executive Fellow at the London Business School where he lectures on asset management. He is currently resident in London. He will transition to New York in 2010.

Jenkins says: 'Combinatorics Capital has a proven track record and a great future. I am delighted to join such a talented team of professionals.'

Junaid Rubbani, founder and managing partner, says: 'Robert Jenkins is a recognised leader in the asset management industry. We are delighted to have a professional of his calibre and credentials join us.'

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