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Moves & Appointments

Hong Kong

Two additional partners to join Akin Gump in Hong Kong

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 16:02

F Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey are to join law firm Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office. »

Mutual funds

Wert to lead development of Context’s single manager alternative mutual funds

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 06:01

Context Asset Management has appointed Andrew Wert as managing director and senior portfolio manager for single-manager funds. »

Leda Braga, BlueCrest

Leda Braga leaves BlueCrest to run new USD9bn company

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 10:52

BlueCrest’s Leda Braga is to leave the USD27bn hedge fund operation to separately run her USD8.3bn systematic fund BlueTrend, plus the smaller BlueMatrix fund, under a new company called Systematica Investments. »

Man with loud hailer

PIMCO CIO Gross joins Janus Capital

Sat, 27/09/2014 - 12:52

PIMCO co-founder and CIO William H Gross is leaving the firm to join Janus Capital Group where he will manage the recently launched Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund and related strategies. »

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Lombard Odier Investment Managers names head of Italian business

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 15:59

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has appointed Andrea Argenti as country head for its business in Italy, effective December 2014. »

Meeting

Deloitte expands hedge fund practice

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 14:09

Deloitte has strengthened its hedge fund practice with two key appointments for the UK and EMEA regions. »

Trading screens

BTIG expands futures and commodities desk

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 10:30

BTIG is expanding its futures and commodities desk with the hires of Eric Silverman and Jordan Lichtenstein. »

Handshake

SEI adds HF specialist to support growth in institutional outsourcing

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 12:00

SEI has appointed Andrew Daly to the firm’s US institutional advisory team. »

Four fingers

Akin Gump appoints four partners in London and Hong Kong

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 13:20

International law firm Akin Gump has appointed four partners from Bingham McCutcheon in the firm’s corporate, restructuring and funds practices in London and Hong Kong. »

Kathleen Casey

AIMA appoints new council

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 10:03

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has formed a new AIMA Council, its global board of directors. »

Handshake

Sussex Partners appoints Credit Agricole veteran as partner

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 06:01

Sussex Partners, a specialist advisory firm focused on alternative investments, has appointed Frederic Neefs as a partner of the firm.  »

Handshake

BlueBay appoints alternatives strategy director - macro

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 06:02

BlueBay Asset Management, a manager of fixed income and alternative investments, has appointed Wike Groenenberg in the newly-created role of alternatives strategy director - macro. »

Handshake

Highwater appoints Yolanda McCoy as director

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 16:00

Cayman Islands-based boutique corporate governance services firm Highwater has expanded its team of directors with the appointment of Yolanda Banks McCoy.  »

European flags

Advent Capital hires Robert Gourlay as head of European business development

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:13

Advent Capital Management has appointed Robert Gourlay as managing director and head of European business development. »

Handshake

BakerHostetler expands business and energy practices

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:27

Laura J McMahon has joined BakerHostetler as a partner in the firm’s corporate and energy practices based in the Houston office. »

Luxembourg

ALFI appoints director of legal and tax

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 06:00

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has appointed Marc-André Bechet as director of legal and tax. »

Risk

Liquid Holdings Group strengthens risk team

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:01

Liquid Holdings Group has appointed financial services industry veterans Jeremy Shaw, Richard Boesch and Isaac Babani as senior financial engineers in the firm’s risk analytics team. »

Handshake

Apex appoints chief executive

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 12:02

Apex Fund Services has named Bill Salus as chief executive officer with immediate effect. »

EMEA

REDI names Michael Lax head of EMEA sales

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 16:02

REDI Holdings, provider of the REDIPlus execution management system (EMS), has appointed Michael Lax as head of EMEA sales. »

London

Philip Burgin heads up JTC Group’s London office

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 14:20

As part of a plan to strengthen JTC Group’s presence in London, Philip Burgin, group head of client services, will be based in JTC’s Mayfair office with effect from 15 September. »

Job page

Gottex hires senior HSBC asset management exec

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 14:00

Gottex Fund Management has appointed James Hughes to its senior multi asset investment team in London, starting on 1 October. »

Handshake

Investment managers Eden Rahim and Michael Bird join Next Edge Capital Corp

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 10:05

Investment managers Eden Rahim and Michael Bird have joined Next Edge Capital Corp to provide portfolio management and financial advisory services to the firm.  »

Handshake

ABN AMRO Clearing appoints FX product manager

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 14:00

ABN AMRO Clearing has recruited Noel Singh for the new role of FX product manager, responsible for developing international expansion opportunities for the firm’s currency offering. »

Open sign

Maples Fund Services opens Boston office

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 12:09

Maples Fund Services has opened an office in Boston, expanding its North American presence. »

Meeting

Gallatin Advisers rebrands as PivotalPath

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00

Hedge fund advisory firm Gallatin Advisers has changed its name to PivotalPath (Americas) LLC and appointed Jonathan Caplis as its chief operating officer. »

Announcement

Strand Partners re-launches as Hannam and Partners

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:02

International resource and emerging markets focused advisory firm Strand Partners is re-launching with a new brand, Hannam and Partners. »

Ireland flag

HSBC appoints Tony McDonnell as MD of Securities Services Ireland

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 12:45

HSBC has appointed Tony McDonnell as managing director for HSBC Securities Services (Ireland) Limited (HSSI). »

Handshake

Lyxor appoints Kunjal Shah as senior investment professional

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 09:31

Lyxor Asset Management has appointed Kunjal Shah as senior investment professional. »

Handshake

361 Capital names director of portfolio solutions and product management

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:10

361 Capital, an asset management firm specialising in liquid alternative mutual funds, has appointed Clifford Stanton as director of portfolio solutions and product management. »

Stu Taylor

Baymarkets names Algomi CEO as non-exec director

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:37

Baymarkets AB, the over-the-counter derivatives, fixed income and commodities market systems provider, has appointed Stu Taylor, chief executive of Algomi, as a non-executive director. »

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Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

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