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Wake2o has appointed Charles Simeon as a director in its global hedge fund distribution business.

The business comprises Wake2o hedge fund secondaries illiquids, hedge fund secondaries continuing classes, hedge fund third party distribution and the Wake-x intermediation platform.

Simeon joins the firm from Alpstar Capital in Geneva where he was head of distribution for their asset allocation platform. Prior to that he was a director and head of hedge fund sales for Europe within Deutsche Banks asset management subsidiary DWS.

From 2001 to 2005, Simeon was a managing director at X-Border Advisors in Switzerland, a third-party marketing platform that he founded.

He will be responsible for sales of all Wake2o products and will head third party distribution, and will be based in Switzerland, reporting to Derek Watson, managing director.

“This appointment reflects the continued expansion of our distribution capabilities across the globe,” says Watson. “As we develop our sales and client relations team, we are in a stronger position to introduce our broad product platform to our ever increasing network of hedge fund managers and investors.”

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