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Aquila Capital appoints Dorothee Goerz as senior fund manager

Alternative asset manager Aquila Capital has appointed Dorothee Goerz as senior fund manager. Goerz will be based at Aquila Capital’s office in London.

She will be responsible for overseeing the launch of a new Aquila Capital value and event-driven long/short equity strategy in the autumn of this year, for which she will act as the lead fund manager.

Goerz has more than 12 years’ experience in value and event-driven investing, with a particular focus on European mid/large cap stocks. Most recently, she served two years as portfolio manager at Aremus Partners, a hedge fund advisory group, where she was responsible for managing a European focused strategy, as well as risk management and idea generation.

Prior to this, Goerz was portfolio manager for the pan-European long/short equity investment portfolio at Lombard Odier, where she consistently achieved positive and uncorrelated risk-adjusted returns using a research-based approach. Other roles previously held include investment management positions at multi-billion USD hedge fund houses York Capital Management and Farallon Capital. Goerz began her career within the M&A and corporate finance division of Merrill Lynch.

Roman Rosslenbroich, chief executive officer at Aquila Capital, says: “We consistently seek to identify and bring onboard alternative investment managers whose strategies offer significant potential to deliver sustainable absolute returns. Dorothee’s outstanding experience and in-depth industry knowledge means she is an invaluable addition to the Aquila Capital team. Her proven track record in value and event driven equity investing ideally complements our existing product proposition.”

Goerz says: “I look forward to joining Aquila Capital at such an exciting time in its development. It is clearly a company to watch in the alternative asset management space. It stood out to me for many reasons, not least its strong corporate infrastructure, which will enable the team and me to concentrate on generating true alpha.” 

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