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London offices

Mirabaud hires institutional credit team

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 20:00

Mirabaud Asset Management has recruited André Broijl, Bert Hospers, Sai Kit Lam and George Luijkx from Syntrus Achmea Asset Management to join its fixed income team, led by Andrew Lake, in London. »

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Maples Fund Services hires NYC-based Senior VP for Client Solutions

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 18:00

Maples Fund Services has hired Greg Wildes, Senior Vice President – Client Solutions and Relationship Management, to focus on delivering innovative client solutions to new and existing clients. »

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CSQ founder and CIO Sica appointed as advisor to AITV Board

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:30

Jeff Sica, founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ), has been appointed as a special advisor to the board of venture capital firm AITV. »

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Fund industry exec Joseph Dello Russo joins Convergence

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:30

Convergence has appointed Joseph (Joe) Dello Russo, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative officer of MFS Investment Management as a Senior Managing Director.  »

NYC

Clearbrook appoints Manit Rye as MD and Head of Hedged Index Strategies

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 15:00

Clearbrook Global Advisors has appointed Manit Rye as Managing Director and Head of Hedged Index Strategies. Rye will be based in the firm’s New York headquarters and report to Elliott Wislar, Chief Executive Officer of Clearbrook.   »

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Abacus Group hires Adam Wayne as HR director

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:00

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds,has appointed Adam Wayne as Human Resources Director.  »

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Ropes & Gray Partner appointed to IBA International Funds Committee

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 21:30

Ropes & Gray partner Michelle Moran has been appointed an Officer of the International Bar Association’s Investment Funds Committee. »

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Tickmill appoints Sudhanshu Agarwal as CEO

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 17:30

Transparency-oriented global ECN broker Tickmill has appointed Sudhanshu Agarwal as Global Chief Executive Officer effective 28 January, 2015.  »

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Steben & Company promotes John Dolfin to CIO

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 10:30

Steben & Company, a provider of alternative investments, has promoted John Dolfin, CFA, to Chief Investment Officer of the firm. »

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ALTIN appoints Cantor Fitzgerald as financial advisor and corporate broker

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 09:00

ALTIN, the USD250 million multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, has appointed Cantor Fitzgerald as the company’s sole financial adviser and corporate broker in the UK. »

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Scipion Capital unveils new advisory council

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 19:00

Scipion Capital (Scipion), the international commodity trade finance investment manager has appointed a new high level Advisory Council, chaired by the Right Honourable Sir Desmond de Silva. »

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Houlihan Lokey expands hedge fund and financial sponsorship coverage with new hire

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 15:30

Houlihan Lokey, has appointed Patrick Collins as managing director in the firm’s Financial Sponsors Group based in New York.  »

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Convergex adds industry veterans Gough and Holl to international leadership team

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 14:30

Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, has added two industry veterans to its international leadership team.  »

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Cayman Islands Stock Exchange appoints Deputy Head of Listings and Compliance

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 13:30

The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange has appointed Eva Holtas Deputy Head of Listings and Compliance, effective 5 January 2015.  »

Shanghai

MIK expands into Asia

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 12:00

MIK Fund Solutions, a provider of decision support software solutions for alternative asset managers, has expanded its geographic footprint into Asia, basing its APAC headquarters in Shanghai, China.  »

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Pershing Square Capital Management appoints Stephen Fraidin as Vice Chairman

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:45

Pershing Square Capital Management has appointed Stephen Fraidin, as a Senior Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has joined the firm as Vice Chairman.  »

NYC

Stonegate Global expands team in New York

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 17:30

Stonegate Global Fund Services has tapped attorneys Hays Ellisen and Michael Blackburn to lead its business expansion efforts in hedge fund formation and fund administration in New York. »

London offices

Amundi recruits a new Head of Equity Strategies in its Alternative Investments arm

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 09:00

Amundi has appointed Jeannine Daniel as Head of Equity Strategies, Senior Analyst at Amundi Alternative Investments, based in its London office. »

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Lombard Odier Investment Managers appoints Théodore Economou to lead multi-asset business

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 20:00

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has appointed Théodore Economou as Chief Investment Officer of LOIM’s multi-asset business, effective 1 February 2015.  »

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Shelton Capital Management adds options manager to investment management team

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 19:30

Shelton Capital Management has added Joe Mazzola to the firm’s investment management team.  »

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Options names former KPMG director Brian McKimm as CFO

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 15:00

Options, a managed services provider to the global capital markets industry, has appointed former KPMG Director, Brian McKimm as the firm’s new chief financial officer 9CFO). »

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Jersey Finance chairman Robert Christensen awarded MBE in New Year Honours list

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 14:30

Robert Christensen, chairman of Jersey Finance, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to charity in the New Year Honours List. »

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LME appoints John Lee as CTO

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 06:00

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has appointed John Lee as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). »

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Oaktree's US Convertibles Strategy head Keele to retire in June

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 20:00

Larry Keele, head of the Oaktree Capital’s US Convertibles strategy, has decided to retire from the firm effective 30 June, 2015 to pursue his personal interests full-time.  »

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Man FRM wins mandate to manage hedge fund allocation for Cornwall Pension Fund

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 11:00

JLT Employee Benefits (JLT) has advised the GBP1.5 billion Cornwall Pension Fund on the appointment of Man FRM to manage its hedge fund allocation, which has a target size of 8% of the fund. »

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Man Group appoints John Cryan as non-executive director

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 21:00

Man Group has appointed John Cryan to the Board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. »

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DeAWM hires two portfolio managers for hedge fund advisory business

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 20:00

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has hired Mihir Meswani and Nicolas Laporte as Portfolio Managers to further strengthen the firm’s Hedge Fund Advisory business.  »

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EDHEC-Risk Institute and Rothschild & Cie launch research chair on active allocation to smart factor indices

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 16:30

Rothschild & Cie and EDHEC-Risk Institute have announced the creation of a new research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute entitled "Active Allocation to Smart Factor Indices."  »

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Rothschild Asset Management strengthens alt investment business

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 14:30

Rothschild Asset Management has strengthened its alternative investment business with the appointment of Shakil Riaz as Head of US Alternative Portfolio Management and Global CIO.  »

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JPES Partners makes senior appointments

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 11:45

JPES Partners, a marketing and communications consultancy specialising in the asset management sector, has appointed Toby Mitchenall and Krupa Parmar to its team. »

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