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Pierre Schoeffler joins La Française as senior global asset allocation advisor

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 12:13

La Française has appointed Pierre Schoeffler as senior global asset allocation advisor, a role that will cover all asset classes managed by the group. »

Cayman Islands

Five Continents launches governance services offering

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 11:14

Five Continents Financial Limited, a Cayman Islands-based asset management and corporate services company, has launched its governance services offering, which will be headed by former Deloitte partner Glen Wigney. »

Electronic trading floor

Maxim Group appoints Gregory Simons to head electronic trading for institutional clients

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 06:01

Maxim Group, an investment banking, securities and wealth management firm, has appointed Gregory Simons as a managing director and head of electronic trading. »

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Carmignac Group appoints quantitative equity analyst

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 16:00

Carmignac Group has appointed Obe Ejikeme as a quantitative equity analyst in the firm’s fund management team. »

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Finisterre Capital strengthens team as assets increase

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 06:35

Finisterre Capital, the absolute return emerging market specialist, has appointed Christopher Buck as head of credit research. »

Board of directors

Confluence appoints Irfan Salim to board of directors

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 14:10

Confluence, a provider of data-driven solutions to optimise asset management operations, efficiency and control, has appointed Irfan Salim to its board of directors.  »

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Brandywine Global names Chen Zhao as co-director of global macro research

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 14:30

Brandywine Global Investment Management has appointed Chen Zhao as co-director of global macro research effective from 1 January 2015. »

Cayman Islands

Dillon Eustace expands Cayman and Dublin offices

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 11:16

Dillon Eustace has expanded its global practice with the senior hire of Jonathan Law to its Cayman office and the addition of Fionnán Gannon to its Dublin office. »

South Korea

HFA appoints Robert Kim and Raymond Kang as Korea Chapter regional co-directors

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 15:01

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed Robert Kim, global advisor for Alternative Summit Korea, and Raymond Kang, chief executive of Prodigy Capital Management, as Korea Chapter regional co-directors. »

Team meeting

Ultimus Fund Solutions expands fund administration team

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 14:33

Ultimus Fund Solutions has expanded its fund administration team with the appointment of former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and fund company attorney Bo Howel. »

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Dexion Capital appoints head of international sales

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 14:03

Max Nardulli has joined Dexion Capital, the alternatives investment bank, as head of international sales. »

Two fingers

Nomura adds two to prime finance business

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 14:02

Nomura has made two new hires into its prime finance business, which encompasses equity financing, prime services and Delta 1. »

Hong Kong

SS&C hires Stewart Bent to head up fund services in Asia

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:10

SS&C Technologies has hired Stewart Bent to manage SS&C GlobeOp’s fund administration business in Asia. »

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Withers hires head of financial services and investment funds

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:05

International law firm Withers has hired Andrea Luciano as a partner and head of financial services and investment funds in its Milan office.  »

Hong Kong

Two additional partners to join Akin Gump in Hong Kong

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 16:02

F Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey are to join law firm Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office. »

Mutual funds

Wert to lead development of Context’s single manager alternative mutual funds

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 06:01

Context Asset Management has appointed Andrew Wert as managing director and senior portfolio manager for single-manager funds. »

Leda Braga, BlueCrest

Leda Braga leaves BlueCrest to run new USD9bn company

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 10:52

BlueCrest’s Leda Braga is to leave the USD27bn hedge fund operation to separately run her USD8.3bn systematic fund BlueTrend, plus the smaller BlueMatrix fund, under a new company called Systematica Investments. »

Man with loud hailer

PIMCO CIO Gross joins Janus Capital

Sat, 27/09/2014 - 12:52

PIMCO co-founder and CIO William H Gross is leaving the firm to join Janus Capital Group where he will manage the recently launched Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund and related strategies. »

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Lombard Odier Investment Managers names head of Italian business

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 15:59

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has appointed Andrea Argenti as country head for its business in Italy, effective December 2014. »

Meeting

Deloitte expands hedge fund practice

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 14:09

Deloitte has strengthened its hedge fund practice with two key appointments for the UK and EMEA regions. »

Trading screens

BTIG expands futures and commodities desk

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 10:30

BTIG is expanding its futures and commodities desk with the hires of Eric Silverman and Jordan Lichtenstein. »

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SEI adds HF specialist to support growth in institutional outsourcing

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 12:00

SEI has appointed Andrew Daly to the firm’s US institutional advisory team. »

Four fingers

Akin Gump appoints four partners in London and Hong Kong

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 13:20

International law firm Akin Gump has appointed four partners from Bingham McCutcheon in the firm’s corporate, restructuring and funds practices in London and Hong Kong. »

Kathleen Casey

AIMA appoints new council

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 10:03

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has formed a new AIMA Council, its global board of directors. »

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Sussex Partners appoints Credit Agricole veteran as partner

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 06:01

Sussex Partners, a specialist advisory firm focused on alternative investments, has appointed Frederic Neefs as a partner of the firm.  »

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BlueBay appoints alternatives strategy director - macro

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 06:02

BlueBay Asset Management, a manager of fixed income and alternative investments, has appointed Wike Groenenberg in the newly-created role of alternatives strategy director - macro. »

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Highwater appoints Yolanda McCoy as director

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 16:00

Cayman Islands-based boutique corporate governance services firm Highwater has expanded its team of directors with the appointment of Yolanda Banks McCoy.  »

European flags

Advent Capital hires Robert Gourlay as head of European business development

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:13

Advent Capital Management has appointed Robert Gourlay as managing director and head of European business development. »

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BakerHostetler expands business and energy practices

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:27

Laura J McMahon has joined BakerHostetler as a partner in the firm’s corporate and energy practices based in the Houston office. »

Luxembourg

ALFI appoints director of legal and tax

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 06:00

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has appointed Marc-André Bechet as director of legal and tax. »

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