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BNY Mellon names chief executive of alternative investment services

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BNY Mellon has appointed Brian Ruane to the new position of chief executive officer of alternative investment services.

BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services is a hedge fund administrator with more than USD200bn in assets under administration.

Ruane (pictured) will report to Art Certosimo, senior executive vice president and head of broker-dealer/alternative investment services at BNY Mellon. He will continue to be based in New York City.

Ruane, who joined BNY Mellon in 1993, was most recently executive vice president and head of global client management North America. For the five years prior, he was head of financial institutions, overseeing the firm’s relationships with banks, broker-dealers and hedge funds.

In his new role he will focus on expanding AIS’ global client relationships and leveraging the array of fund administration products and services the group provides to hedge fund, fund of hedge fund, private equity and real estate clients worldwide.

"Brian’s experience and leadership will help us continue to grow, build on our strengths, and set new standards for serving clients during this transformational time in the industry," says Certosimo. "BNY Mellon’s AIS business has achieved impressive revenue and market share gains the past few years, where others have struggled. We’re confident in Brian’s ability to develop the strategies and forge the relationships we’ll need to take our global growth forward."

BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services has an extensive global presence, including locations in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Singapore and the UK, as well as US offices in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. In addition to administration the company offers a wide range of accounting, cash management, collateral management, custody, corporate trust, asset management and wealth management services to the hedge fund industry.

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