Moves & Appointments

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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.  »

research

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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Coherence Capital Partners hires new COO & CRO

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 21:00

Fixed income specialist Coherence Capital Partners has appointed John Lovisolo as Member, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO). »

LA

Abacus Group opens new LA office

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 19:00

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has opened a new office in Los Angeles to cater for demand for its AbacusFLEX private cloud solution. »

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PwC appoints Lachlan Roos as UK hedge fund leader

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 15:45

PwC has appointed Lachlan Roos as its new UK hedge fund leader, taking over from Rob Mellor who is stepping down after leading the hedge fund practice for five years. »

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Morgan Creek names Forstl as MD and Head of Intermediary Distribution

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 14:45

Morgan Creek Capital Management has appointed Michael Forstl as a Managing Director and Head of Intermediary Distribution.   »

NYC

Alternative investments lawyer Michael A Adelstein joins Kelley Drye

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 09:00

Kelley Drye & Warren has appointed Michael A Adelstein as a partner in the firm's Corporate Practice in the New York office.  »

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Berta Aldrich joins Franklin Square as CMO

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 15:30

Franklin Square has hired Berta Aldrich to serve as the firm's Chief Marketing Office (CMO).  »

Luxembourg

Simmons & Simmons opens in Luxembourg

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 06:00

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has opened a new office in Luxembourg, headed by Partner Stéphane Ober, who joined the firm in November 2014. »

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KNEIP appoints fund industry veteran to Head of New Business

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 21:00

Keith Dingwall, a veteran of the fund industry, has joined KNEIP as Head of New Business, leading a team of sales managers to acquire new business and identify growth opportunities within existing portfolios.  »

London

Brown Rudnick appoints Moris Mashali as Corporate and Capital Markets Partner

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 19:30

International law firm Brown Rudnick has hired Moris Mashali as a Partner in its Corporate & Capital Markets practices in London. »

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Candriam appoints global head of marketing and global head of European client relationships

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 14:00

Candriam Investors Group has appointed Guillaume Abel as Global Head of Marketing and Renato Guerriero as Global Head of European Client Relations. »

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