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Moves & Appointments

Handshake

Northern Trust strengthens hedge fund investment team

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:03

Tristan Thomas has joined Northern Trust’s alternatives group as director of portfolio strategy for hedge funds and Greg Jones has joined as a hedge fund analyst. »

Handshake

Thomas Conheeney to step down as Point72 president

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 14:04

Thomas Conheeney will step down as president of Point72, a family office managing the assets of its founder and chief executive officer, hedge fund manager Steven A Cohen. »

Board table

Philippe Teilhard de Chardin joins Common Sense Investment Management

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 16:02

Philippe Teilhard de Chardin, chief executive officer of Advisors & Partners, has agreed to join the advisory board of Common Sense Investment Management. »

Handshake

Jersey Finance names chairman

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 06:02

Jersey Finance has appointed Robert Christensen as the new chairman of its board in succession to Jonathan White. »

Hong Kong

Chartwell Capital appoints senior advisor

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 06:01

Hong Kong-based asset management company Chartwell Capital has appointed Joe Wan as senior advisor. »

UK flag

BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints Nick Jenkins to UK depositary bank

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:20

BNP Paribas Securities Services has appointed Nick Jenkins as head of technical for trustee and depositary services in the UK. »

Handshake

Preqin appoints non-executive director

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:41

Preqin, the alternative asset industry data and intelligence specialist, has appointed David Brierwood as a non-executive director. »

San Francisco

WTAS appoints managing director in San Francisco

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 06:10

Marc Lim has joined tax firm WTAS as a managing director in the commercial and alternative investment funds practices in the San Francisco office. »

US flag

Murano Connect expands US presence

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 11:06

Murano Connect is establishing a presence in Midtown Manhattan and expanding its US analytics team there. »

Board table

SEI appoints board members for Advisors’ Inner Circle series trust

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 06:00

SEI has appointed four independent board members for its recently-launched series trust, The Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund (AIC) III, which addresses the rising demand for alternative strategies packaged as mutual funds. »

Team meeting

Richey May expands alternative investment division

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 10:06

Accounting firm Richey May & Co has expanded its alternative investment division by adding three senior-level hires – Daniel O’Connor, Stephen Vlasak and Jonathan Sharon, who will lead the practice. »

Shaking hands

BlueBay Asset Management adds to investment grade expertise

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 13:42

Kaspar Hense has joined Fixed income and alternative investments specialist BlueBay Asset Management’s investment grade team as portfolio manager for global sovereign and aggregate bond strategies. »

Johan Terblanche, Dechert

Johan Terblanche Joins Dechert as Partner in Luxembourg

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 12:18

Johan Terblanche has joined global law firm Dechert as a partner in the financial services group. Terblanche, who was most recently a partner at Loyens & Loeff, will be resident in the firm’s Luxembourg office. »

Yu-Ming Wang, Nikko Asset Management

New global equity team to help Nikko Asset Management become Asia’s premier global asset manager

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 14:13

“We are focused on global equity because that tends to be the first thing Asian investors consider when diversifying away from domestic equity,” explains Yu-Ming Wang (pictured), global head of investment at Nikko Asset Management. »

Globe

Neuberger Berman expands global consultant relations team

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:16

Neuberger Berman Group has expanded its global consultant relations team with the appointment of four senior professionals. »

Team meeting

QuantX Management appoints COO and CIO

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:03

QuantX Management has hired two hedge fund veterans to strengthen its core investment and operational team: Alexander Masotti as president and chief operating officer and Robert Parauda as chief investment officer.  »

Handshake

Condé Nast’s information security executive joins Abacus Group

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 15:50

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has appointed Brian Lozada as director of information security. »

Job page

Kleinberg Kaplan expands hedge fund practice

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 14:01

Hedge fund law firm Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen has appointed Joseph Iskowitz as a partner in the hedge fund practice. »

Asia Pacific

Aviate Global returns to Hong Kong and Australia

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 06:33

Aviate Global, the institutional equity brokerage, has returned to Asia with offices in Hong Kong and Sydney now serving the region. »

Handshake

UMB Fund Services appoints president and COO

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 14:11

UMB Fund Services (UMBFS) has appointed a president and chief operating officer following the recent retirement of chief executive officer John Zader. »

Announcement

Vermaas quits as CEO of Euronext Amsterdam

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 12:09

Cees Vermaas, chief executive of Euronext Amsterdam and member of the managing board of Euronext, has resigned and will step down from his position immediately.  »

Handshake

Richard Harrington joins Redline Trading Solutions’ board of directors

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 14:20

Redline Trading Solutions, a provider of ultra-low latency market data and order execution systems, has appointed Richard J Harrington to the firm’s board of directors. »

Fiona Le Poidevin

Guernsey Finance chief quits to head up CISE

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:03

Fiona Le Poidevin has resigned as chief executive of Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry internationally, to head up the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE). »

Commodities

Schroders appoints two commodity experts

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 06:02

Schroders has appointed two commodity experts, James Luke and Dravasp Jhabvala, to further strengthen its commodities team. »

Handshake

Robert Murphy joins Altegris as deputy chief investment officer

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:01

Alternative investment provider Altegris has named Robert J Murphy as deputy chief investment officer. »

Up arrow

Mirabaud sees strong growth in Spanish AUM and bolsters team with new hires

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:57

Mirabaud has seen strong growth in Spain in 2013, including a 400 per cent rise in the volume of SICAV and fund assets under management compared with 2012. »

Handshake

Prytania appoints Jim Irvine as chief executive

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 14:01

The Prytania Group has appointed Jim Irvine, formerly head of fixed income at Henderson Global Investors, as chief executive officer with effect from 1 September 2014. »

Handshake

Markit appoints head of investor relations

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:00

Markit has appointed Matthew Kolby as head of investor relations. »

London

BCS bolsters equity derivatives trading team in London

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:03

BCS Financial Group has appointed Matthieu Ressencourt as managing director and head of equity derivatives trading in London. »

New York

Abacus Group hires ConvergEx exec as chief financial officer

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:30

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has hired Jonathan Bohrer as chief financial officer, effective 30 June. »

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