Omni Partners picks up former JP Morgan equity prop trader

Thu Nov 26, 2009

Andrew Pickup, who previously ran equities for JP Morgan's proprietary positioning business in London, has joined London-based Omni Partners to launch a new long/short equity fund that has already attracted $100 million in seed capital.

Pickup spent six years at JP Morgan, where he built the firm's long/short proprietary trading business and ran a multi-strategy equity portfolio that comprised an event-driven component as well as convertibles and volatility and included investments run from London and New York.

Andrew Pickup

Paul Dyson

Pickup's new fund started trading in October as a managed account, and the external fund will formally launch in November. Pickup describes the strategy as traditional long/short equity with a trading overlay, and it is run with low volatility.

Joining Pickup on the new launch is Paul Dyson, who will co-manage...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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