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Joel Gantcher, Managing Director, Head of Manager Research

Alternative Investment Group names Joel Gantcher as Head of Manager Research and Sam Sussman as Head of Investment Strategy

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 06:00

Alternative Investment Group, a USD1.5 billion alternative investment management firm that invests globally in long/short equity strategies, has appointed Joel Gantcher (pictured) as Managing Director, Head of Manager Research, and Samuel Sussman as Managing Director, Head of Investment Strategy, effective 5 January, 2012. Both Gantcher and Sussman will become members of the firm's Investment Committee. »

Jon Aisbitt, Chairman of Man Group

Man makes board change

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 15:53

Ruud Hendriks, a non-executive director of Man Group, has been appointed as non-executive Chairman of the firm’s Institutional Department and will step down from the Board. Ruud’s change of role will be effective from 1 December, 2011. »


Meredith Jones joins Rothstein Kass

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 06:00

Professional services provider Rothstein Kass has appointed Meredith Jones as a Director. In this newly created role, Jones is responsible for generating research and content on the alternative investment industry by and on behalf of Rothstein Kass. She will provide strategic consulting services to Rothstein Kass clients and bring her business development skills to the firm. »

Yuri Kashkin, Lawyer, Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers announces double hire

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 14:00

Conyers Dill & Pearman has hired Russian lawyer Yuri Kashkin (pictured) in its Moscow office and litigation lawyer Ben Hart in its Cayman Islands office, as the firm continues to grow its global practices. Kashkin specialises in corporate and commercial work, including banking and finance, and regularly advises banks, public and private companies. Kashkin joins Conyers from the Moscow office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a corporate associate, and has also worked in the corporate team of Baker & McKenzie in Moscow. »

Men shaking hands

Direxion names new senior sales director for Mid-South region

Mon, 28/11/2011 - 15:29

Alternative investment provider Direxion has named Harold W Clemons as its new Senior Sales Director for the Mid-South region. Clemons is responsible for selling all of Direxion's buy-and-hold alternative investment strategy products to financial advisors across all channels, including wirehouse, regional broker dealers, registered investment advisor (RIA) and others in his territory. Clemons will serve advisors in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, and be based in Texas. »


Isle of Man Fund Management Association appoints Ian Morley as London representative

Fri, 25/11/2011 - 06:00

The Isle of Man Fund Management Association (FMA) has appointed Ian Morley as the Isle of Man’s London representative for funds in a bid to further strengthen its commitment to attracting new UK and international business towards the Island. Morley will work with the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development to create the new strategic business plan for the Isle of Man Funds Industry, focusing primarily on further developing links and opportunities with the City of London, a prime source of business for the Isle of Man’s funds sector. »

Anthony Belchambers, chief executive, FOA

FOA enhances regulatory team

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 16:32

The Futures and Options Association (FOA) is enhancing its regulatory resources with the appointment of Blake Stephenson as Manager, Regulation, with effect from 28 November. Stephenson joins the FOA from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) where he was part of the exchange supervision team. He is also a qualified solicitor. »


Gregory McGreevey joins Invesco as Head of Invesco Fixed Income

Tue, 22/11/2011 - 10:00

Gregory McGreevey is to join Invesco as head of Invesco Fixed Income on 28 November, 2011. Based in Atlanta. he will assume responsibility for the day-to-day business oversight of Invesco’s fixed income business, and willreport to Karen Dunn Kelley, senior managing director. »

Two fingers

SYZ Fund Research strengthens its team with two appointments

Thu, 17/11/2011 - 14:02

Reto Gehring and Alexandre Potelle have joined SYZ Fund Research, Swiss bank SYZ & CO’s fund analysis and “long only” manager selection service. The two new staff members join the team of Katia Coudray Cornu, who was appointed Head of SYZ Fund Research in June 2011. Gehring has been appointed Head of Research, while Potelle is Senior Analyst. »

two people shaking hands

GAM appoints Anthony Lawler to senior management team of funds of hedge funds group

Thu, 17/11/2011 - 06:00

GAM has appointed Anthony Lawler as a member of the senior management and the investment management committees of its Multi-Manager group, effective immediately. He will focus on the ongoing expansion of GAM’s institutional business particularly in the US, through the construction of customised funds of hedge funds portfolios. »


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