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Craig Baker

Craig Baker appointed global chief investment officer at Towers Watson

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 12:32

Towers Watson has appointed Craig Baker to the new role of global chief investment officer, responsible for all aspects of the company’s investment philosophy and process. »

Handshake

Jeff Feig to join Fortress as co-CIO of flagship Macro Fund

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 12:03

Fortress Investment Group has appointed Jeff Feig, Citigroup’s global head of developed markets foreign exchange and a senior manager at Citi, as a portfolio manager and co-chief investment officer of the Fortress Macro Fund.  »

David Kubilus

Maitland appoints international business development head

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 06:02

International legal, tax, fiduciary and fund services group Maitland has appointed David Kubilus to the newly-created role of head of business development, client management and marketing. »

Singapore

GoldenTree Asset Management opens Singapore office

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 15:00

GoldenTree Asset Management, an investment firm that manages alternative and traditional asset strategies for sophisticated institutional and high net-worth investors, has opened a Singapore office. »

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J Christopher Giancarlo sworn in as a commissioner of the US CFTC

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 11:40

J Christopher Giancarlo has been officially sworn in as a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). »

Three fingers

BNY Mellon’s HedgeMark team adds three senior executives

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 10:51

BNY Mellon’s dedicated managed accounts provider, HedgeMark, has added three new senior executives. »

New York

HFA appoints Mark McGoldrick and Greg de Spoelberch in New York

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 16:00

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed Mark McGoldrick, managing director of Concept Capital Markets, and Greg de Spoelberch, director of marketing and operations at Opalesque, as the New York Chapter's regional co-directors. »

Aluminium

LME welcomes first Middle Eastern Aluminium Committee member

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 06:30

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has appointed Walid Al Attar as a member of its Aluminium Committee. »

Green light

Euronext launches Spotlight Options in Amsterdam and Brussels

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 15:07

Euronext is to launch Spotlight Options, a segment dedicated to the development of new option classes requested by market participants, on its Amsterdam and Brussels derivatives markets in July. »

Aitan Goelman

Goelman appointed as CFTC director of enforcement

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 11:20

Aitan Goelman has been appointed as the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) director of the division of enforcement. »

Three fingers

HFA adds three females to prominent leadership positions

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 15:01

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has added three females to prominent leadership positions. »

Handshake

Abacus appoints business development director

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 14:30

Abacus Financial Services Group (AFSG) has appointed David Stevenson as business development director. »

Handshake

Yousef Abdulla Fakhroo joins Qatar Financial Centre Authority

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 12:17

The Qatar Financial Centre Authority has appointed Yousef Abdulla Fakhroo as director of marketing and corporate communications. »

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Jeffrey Kirk to lead Appleby's BVI office

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:04

Following the retirement of Appleby British Virgin Islands (BVI) office managing partner Michael Burns earlier this year, Hong Kong-based partner Jeffrey Kirk has been appointed to assume the leadership. »

Timothy Massad

Timothy Massad sworn in as chairman of US CFTC

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:00

Timothy Massad has been officially sworn in as the chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency that oversees the commodity futures, options and swaps industry.  »

Sell button

Argonaut appoints Keith Speck as sales manager, London & Europe

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 16:01

High alpha boutique Argonaut Capital Partners, a specialist in managing European equities, has appointed Keith Speck as sales manager, London & Europe. »

Handshake

Dr Vladimir Tikhomirov appointed chief economist at BCS Financial Group

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 06:39

BCS Financial Group, the largest broker of equities and derivatives on the Moscow exchange, has appointed Dr. Vladimir Tikhomirov as its new chief economist. »

Svein Floden

Insight appoints head of business development for liquid alternatives

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 06:24

Institutional asset manager Insight Investment has appointed Svein Floden as head of business development for liquid alternatives in the Americas.  »

Handshake

BDO appoints two financial services partners

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 06:01

BDO, the accountancy and business advisory firm, has promoted Alex Ellerton and Vanessa Bradley to partner in the firm’s financial services team. »

Handshake

ERI Scientific Beta names executive management team


Tue, 03/06/2014 - 16:11

ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider offshoot of EDHEC-Risk Institute, has named its international executive team covering the ERI Scientific Beta locations in Boston, London, Nice, Paris, Singapore and Tokyo. »

Jos Dijsselhof

Euronext appoints chief operating officer

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 15:06

Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE), has appointed Jos Dijsselhof as chief operating officer with effect from 1 July 2014, pending regulatory approvals.  »

Handshake

GoldMoney appoints two directors

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 16:00

GoldMoney, the online precious metals trader, has strengthened its management expertise with the promotion of two new directors, Natasha Le Dain-Cyples and Christina Irgel. »

Team meeting

Rothstein Kass partners and employees to join KPMG

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 14:11

Most of the principals and employees of Rothstein Kass, a professional services firm in the hedge fund industry, are to join US audit and tax advisory firm KPMG. »

Robert K Steel

Robert K Steel joins Perella Weinberg Partners as CEO

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 12:03

Robert K Steel has joined investment advisory and asset management firm Perella Weinberg Partners as chief executive officer, with effect from 7 July 2014. »

Handshake

Evanston Capital Management hires VP – business development

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 10:00

Alternative investment management firm Evanston Capital Management (ECM) has appointed Carl Gargula as vice president – business development. »

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FNEX names Chris Nelson chief technology officer

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 08:53

Alternative investment and private securities marketplace FNEX has appointed Chris Nelson as the company’s chief technology officer.   »

European flags

DMS Offshore Investment Services expands European operations

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 08:50

Fund governance firm DMS Offshore Investment Services is expanding its operations in Europe to take advantage of new opportunities in the alternative investment funds market. »

Jane Buchan

Buchan and Gradel appointed to HFSB

Mon, 26/05/2014 - 14:05

Jane Buchan, the founder of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), and Chris Gradel, a founder of PAG in Asia, have joined the board of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB). »

Asia Pacific

Neuberger Berman makes key client-facing appointments in Asia

Wed, 21/05/2014 - 16:10

Neuberger Berman Asia has appointed six marketing and sales executives in Asia, as the firm grows to meet client demand in the region. »

Dr Ed Altman

Tradex Global Advisors adds Ed Altman to short-biased high yield team

Wed, 21/05/2014 - 14:00

Dr Ed Altman has joined the high yield team at alternative asset management company Tradex in an alliance to help execute the firm's Short-Biased High Yield strategy.  »

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