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MSCI appoints Darla Hastings as chief marketing officer

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:05

MSCI has hired Darla Hastings as chief marketing officer. »


Costa joins Milbank’s leverage finance group in London

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 14:09

In a further expansion of its leveraged finance practice, Milbank has appointed Laetitia Costa as special counsel based in the firm’s London office. »


Christopher Lovgren appointed global head of loan syndication at Natixis

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 10:12

Christopher Lovgren has been appointed global head of loan syndication at Natixis in London. »

Mark Ibbotson

Mark Ibbotson joins GHF as group chief executive

Wed, 25/09/2013 - 06:01

GH Financials Group (GHF), an independent clearing firm for exchange-traded derivatives, has appointed Mark Ibbotson as group chief executive officer, effective 7 October. »

Lamon Rutten

GMEX appoints non-executive chairman and directors

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 12:45

Global Markets Exchange Group (GMEX), a new exchange focused on the launch of differentiated interest rate swap futures, has made a number of key board appointments. »

Andrew Shrimpton, global service line head of regulatory compliance at Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners makes key compliance hires

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 10:07

Douglas Shulman and Scott Kelly have joined the New York office of Kinetic Partners. »

Graham Stock, head of emerging markets sovereign research, BlueBay

BlueBay appoints head of emerging markets sovereign research

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 06:03

BlueBay Asset Management has appointed Graham Stock as head of emerging markets sovereign research with immediate effect.  »


KPMG adds three to alternative investments group

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 16:01

KPMG has hired three industry veterans to augment its rapidly growing alternative investments (AI) team, focusing on hedge funds, private equity firms and real estate funds. »


DeAWM appoints head of smart beta

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 14:26

Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management (DeAWM) is expanding its expertise in the management of passive investment products with appointment of Martin Weithofer as head of smart beta. »

Law books and gavel

Brown Rudnick appoints Bibby as partner in London office

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 12:30

Law firm Brown Rudnick has appointed Peter Bibby as a partner in the London office.  »


AKJ appoints former London Stock Exchange legal department head

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 12:00

AKJ, an independent brokerage and software group serving the institutional and hedge fund industries, has appointed Tom Mackay as general counsel. »

UK flag

SYZ Asset Management hires Ian Penrose as distribution director for the UK

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 16:09

SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management arm of the Swiss banking Group SYZ & Co, has appointed Ian Penrose as distribution director for the UK. »

Cayman Islands

Carey Olsen appoints head of litigation in the Cayman Islands

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 06:29

Carey Olsen has appointed Michael Makridakis as partner and head of litigation in the firm’s Cayman Islands office. »


Former SEC official joins Stroock & Stroock & Lavan’s DC private funds practice

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 16:05

Law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has appointed Tram N Nguyen as a partner in the firm’s private funds practice group.  »


Harmonic Capital appoints MD of North American distribution

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 14:00

Harmonic Capital has appointed Robert B Fitzpatrick as managing director of North American distribution.  »


GAIN Capital appoints Jason Emerson as CFO

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 12:09

GAIN Capital, a provider of online trading services, has appointed Jason Emerson as its chief financial officer effective 1 October 2013. »


BlueBay Asset Management strengthens alternative business

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 16:25

BlueBay Asset Management, a manager of fixed income and alternative investments, has appointed Richard Blake as director, sales – alternatives with immediate effect.  »

Lindi Beaudreault, partner, Murphy & McGonigle

Hedge fund attorney Lindi Beaudreault joins Murphy & McGonigle

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 10:05

Hedge fund attorney Lindi Beaudreault has joined Murphy & McGonigle as a partner in its New York office.  »


Altegris expands sales and legal teams

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 12:35

Alternative investments provider Altegris has made a number of additions to its sales and legal teams to support its expansion. »


Evanston Capital Management hires senior investment strategist

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 10:02

Evanston Capital Management, an institutional hedge fund of funds manager, has appointed Peter Hecht as vice president, senior investment strategist, effective 3 September 2013. »

Frank Brienzi, president and chief sales officer, Misys

Misys appoints Frank Brienzi as president and chief sales officer

Wed, 11/09/2013 - 12:00

Misys has appointed Frank Brienzi as its new president and chief sales officer. »

European flags

Global Prime Partners follows Asian hire with growth in Europe

Wed, 11/09/2013 - 06:35

Global Prime Partners (GPP), the prime brokerage boutique, has further built out its sales team in Europe just weeks after expanding its client service capabilities into the Asian markets.   »


KPMG hires Michael Cross as director of account relationships

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 16:20

KPMG has hired 30-year industry veteran Michael Cross as director of account relationships as the firm continues to expand its alternative investments (AI) team serving the Southeast US. »

Robert Scherer, Vinson & Elkins

Vinson & Elkins adds Robert Scherer to finance group

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 16:01

Derivatives lawyer Robert Scherer has joined Vinson & Elkins’ finance practice group as counsel in New York. »


Finisterre names former JPMorgan Chase MD Darren Walker as partner

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 06:30

Darren Walker has been named a partner at Finisterre Capital, the USD1.6bn long/short emerging market total return specialist. »

New York

Investment veteran Barcia joins Abbot Downing in New York

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:15

Peter Barcia, a former director of portfolio solutions at Citi Private Bank, has joined the New York office of Abbot Downing as managing director and senior portfolio manager. »

Frank Frecentese, global head of hedge fund research, Lyxor

Lyxor appoints Frank Frecentese as global head of hedge fund research

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 16:01

Lyxor Asset Management has appointed Frank Frecentese as global head of hedge fund research. »


Moscow Exchange bolsters management team with senior hires

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 15:10

Moscow Exchange has made a number of senior hires to its management team to strengthen key operations and increase the exchange’s international competitiveness. »


Wake2o adds to hedge fund secondaries sales team

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:11

Wake2o has appointed Jean-Michel Montandon as a vice president in the firm’s global hedge fund distribution business, which comprises Wake2o hedge fund secondaries illiquids, hedge fund secondaries continuing classes, legal claims and the Wake-X intermediation platform. »


Bell Rock adds fifth member to team of independent fund directors

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 12:00

Bell Rock has appointed Evan Judd to its independent director services team, as it expands its fund governance practice for investment funds. »

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