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Blackstone hires new head of emerging markets and global macro strategies

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Blackstone has appointed Gabriel Sod Hoffs has joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) as a Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro Strategy.

Sod Hoffs joins from Caxton Associates where he was a Portfolio Manager focusing on emerging markets. Prior to Caxton, he was a senior investment associate at Bridgewater Associates where he focused on emerging markets, and CIO of Austin Credit Macro, a global macro hedge fund seeded by TPG Capital. Sod Hoffs has also held investment positions at Dodge & Cox and Farallon Capital where he concentrated on currencies, interest rates, and sovereign credit. He obtained a PhD in Economics from Harvard University where he was a Fulbright and Ford-MacArthur fellow.

John McCormick, President and CEO of Blackstone’s Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) group, says: “I’m thrilled to welcome Gabriel to Blackstone. Gabriel has extensive trading and investing experience in rates, currencies, and sovereign credit with a focus on emerging markets. His ability to work closely with our external partners combined with his years of experience generating his own investment opportunities makes him an excellent fit for BAAM’s investment model. I look forward to working closely with Gabriel to generate attractive opportunities for our LPs.”

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