Hermes BPK Partners has appointed Lawrence Kissko and Marc Koslowsky as senior analysts, bringing the Hermes BPK team to 14 members.
Kissko joins as senior analyst, relative value and global macro strategies. He was formerly a director in BlackRock's fund of funds group where he was responsible for the sourcing and due diligence of hedge funds in the global macro and CTA areas. Prior to this he was at DB Advisors, part of Deutsche Bank
Koslowsky joins as senior analyst, equity and event driven strategies, from Optimal Investment Services in New York where he was portfolio manager and senior vice president. He was previously portfolio manager at Summit Private Investments and head of investments at Battersby Capital.
Kissko and Koslowsky will be based in New York and will report into Hermes BPK's head of research, Tommaso Mancuso. They will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring hedge fund investments.
Matteo Dante Perruccio, chief executive and founding partner at Hermes BPK, says: 'We are delighted to welcome Lawrence and Marc to our expanding team. The team that is in place to undertake research and due diligence is fundamental to the success of any Fund of Hedge Fund manager. The experience that Lawrence and Marc bring in this area will be invaluable in helping us identify, evaluate and exploit investment opportunities for our fund of hedge fund products.'