||Julian Adams, |
Adelante Asset Management
Julian Adams is CEO of Adelante Asset Management, managing the Emerging Markets Debt Fund.
Adelante is a specialist emerging markets fund manager with $159 millon AUM across three funds. Adelante was formed in 2009 in a management buy-out from Threadneedle. In 1990 Julian was a founder member of Paris-based FP Consult. He returned to London in 1996 at ANZ, with daily responsibility for the award-winning EM Debt Fund. In 1999, he set up the Emerging Markets Debt Fund which he still manages today. Julian graduated from Cambridge University in 1984 and has been in emerging markets since 1988.
||Nathaniël Benzaken, |
Lyxor Asset Management
Nathanaël Benzaken is head of managed account development for Lyxor, overseeing its strategic development on a global basis.
Nathanaël joined Lyxor AM in March 2001 as head of the long/short equity desk. He was promoted to managing director and head of the hedge fund research and selection department in 2005, where he was in charge of the construction and management of the managed account platform, including due diligence, selection and risk management. He was appointed head of managed account platform development in 2009. Prior to joining Lyxor AM, Nathanaël was manager of the financial risk consulting division at Andersen (Luxembourg) and treasurer at Crédit Agricole.
Nathanaël graduated from Marseille Business School and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Toulouse University.
||Svante Bergstrom, |
Brummer & Partners
Svante Bergström is the CEO and a portfolio manager for Lynx Asset Management AB.
Lynx Asset Management AB is a quant-driven asset management firm. Lynx has a 24 hour trading operation and invests on futures markets all over the world in a broadly diversified portfolio consisting of bonds, commodities, currencies and stocks. The firm currently manages around $3.8 billion.
Between 1984 and 1991, Svante worked for Hagströmer & Qviberg Fondkommission. In 1993, he joined Nordbanken as a quantitative analyst and a bond trader. In 1996, Svante set up Nordbanken’s proprietary trading unit... He subsequently joined Swedish regional bank Östgöta Enskilda Bank before setting up Lynx Asset Management in 1999. Svante Bergström is a BSc. Economics and Business Admin graduate from the Stockholm School of Economics.
||James Bigglestone, |
James Bigglestone is currently a senior analyst in the due diligence team at Albourne Partners, an independent global advisory firm focused on hedge funds, private equity and real assets.
Albourne has approx 200 clients worldwide with an estimated $230 billion invested into hedge funds and operates a fixed dollar fee model, acting only in an advisory capacity, paid only by investors.
Prior to joining Albourne, James was an assistant portfolio manager at BlueCrest Capital Management LLP. James is a chartered accountant (having begun his career with Ernst & Young) and also holds a BEng, Honours, in Engineering from the University of Nottingham.
Eric Bissonier is partner and chief investment officer of EIM Europe and Asia.
EIM manages $8.7 billion for its institutional clientele comprising pension funds, banks, government authorities, endowments, foundations and family offices.
Eric began his professional career as a financial analyst at Chase Private Bank in Geneva in 1992, and served as a portfolio manager responsible for multi-asset class and multi-currency portfolios between 1994 and 1998. In November 1998, E.I.M. S.A. recruited Eric to work as portfolio manager and research analyst. He worked with the founder and chairman, Arpad Busson.
He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and is a CFA Charter Holder.
||Tim Bond, |
Odey Asset Management
Tim Bond currently works at Odey Asset Management, engaged primarily in the economic and general strategy research roles for both the private wealth and institutional sides of the business.
Tim joined Odey in September 2010 from Barclays Capital. Tim worked at Barclays Capital for 12 years, starting in early 1998. Prior to Barclays, he worked at Moore Capital and spent 10 years at Tokai International, a proprietary trading and advisory boutique owned by Tokai Bank. Over the three years between leaving Oxford and starting at Tokai, Tim worked as a Eurobond trader.
Tim is 48 years old, married, with three children. He was educated at Tonbridge School and Oriel College Oxford, where he gained a BA Honourss in English Literature.
||Patrick Brennan, |
Schroders NewFinance Capital
Patrick Brennan is portfolio manager for credit strategies at Schroders NewFinance Capital LLP.
Schroders NewFinance Capital (SNFC) is a specialist fund of hedge fund business with an innovative product range focussing on macro, commodities, fixed income and credit with AUM of $4.2 billion.
Prior to joining SNFC Patrick managed CB and credit arbitrage strategies with two hedge funds: Pioneer, a $150 millon CB arbitrage fund, and Santoma, a $40 million CB/credit. He was director and co-founder of Credit Market Analysis, a leading data and analytics provider to the credit market. He was also VP at Merrill Lynch 1995 to 2000 where he was responsible for international credit trading. Patrick received a Masters from Oxford and Diplomas from Harvard and from Stanford.
||Michael Browne, |
Michael Browne is a portfolio manager at Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd. With Steve Frost, he co-manages the Martin Currie European hedge fund and the UCITS III-compliant European equity long/short fund. They manage a total of $278 million.
Martin Currie manages $17.6 billion in active equity portfolios for a global client base. The company has over 10 years’ experience managing hedge funds, with $1.2 billion of assets across the range.
Michael has 24 years’ investment experience in European equities. He previously managed the Sofaer Capital European hedge fund and has been co-managing long/short funds since December 2000.
||Cian Burke, |
Cian Burke is global head of prime services and co-head of HSBC securities services – HSBC Bank plc.
Cian is responsible for building and developing the prime services proposition leveraging HSBC’s existing custody and global markets capabilities. His role as co-head of HSS encompasses the custody, clearing, traditional and alternative investment administration, fiduciary and corporate trust operations of the Group. Cian is jointly responsible for creating a full end-to-end securities services proposition utilising the HSS and global markets capabilities.
Cian is a Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years financial services experience.
||Walter Butler, |
Butler Investment Management
Walter Butler is the chairman and founder of Butler Capital Partners (BCP), the pre-eminent French special situations-focused private equity firm.
Prior to founding Butler Capital Partners, Walter was executive director at Goldman Sachs. From 1986 to 1988, he was responsible for privatisations in the media sector at the French Ministry of Culture and Communications. From 1983 to 1986, he was inspecteur des finances at the French Treasury. Walter is a member of the board of economic advisors to the Republic of France and a member of the advisory board of the French Sovereign Fund. Walter also sits on the executive committee of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA).
Walter graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and has a Masters in Law.
Luigi Buttiglione, Luigi Buttiglione is head of global strategy at Brevan Howard which he joined in March 2008.
Brevan Howard Asset Management
Previously, Luigi was head of research at Fortress Investment Group. Before joining Fortress, he was chief economist at Rubicon Fund Management LLP, head of European economics at Barclays Capital and a senior economist at Banca d'Italia. While at Banca d’Italia, he was also a member of the ECB working group of forecasting.
Luigi received an MBA from New York University in 1988.
||Maria Cantillon, |
Maria Cantillon is a senior vice president and the global head of sales for State Street’s alternative investment services businesses. In this capacity, Maria is responsible for new business development across hedge fund, private equity and real estate fund services. State Street’s hedge fund administration services are offered through International Fund Services (IFS) – a State Street Company. State Street/IFS is the second largest hedge fund administrator with $371 billion in hedge fund assets under administration.
Maria has spent over 15 years in the funds industry in the following locations, London, Dublin, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.
||Alexandre Col, |
Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild
Alexandre Col is head of the investment fund department at Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild S.A., Geneva, the headquarters of the group. He oversees all activities linked to the funds of funds business.
The group invests more than $11 billion in hedge funds, including the two Luxemburg umbrella funds, Edmond de Rothschild Prifund (with $3 billion AUM) and Asian Capital Holdings (with $600 million AUM. The bank is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange and manages approximately $90 billion.
Born in 1963, Alexandre has French-Swiss dual nationality. He holds three degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Political Science and two post-graduate diplomas in Political Science and International Economic Relations.
||Jim Conklin, |
Jim Conklin is managing director and head of investment research at FX Concepts.
FX Concepts is an independent absolute return manager with $8 billion AUM, specialising in systematic investment strategies in currencies, fixed income, and commodities.
Jim began his career in finance at Lehman Brothers in 1997 after a 10-year career as an economist. From 2000 to 2004, Jim served as an FX and fixed income portfolio manager at Putnam Investments and West End Capital (Bermuda). From 2005 to 2008 he was managing director at Fortress Investments. Jim is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University and has a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.
Martin Cornish is head of K&L Gates European fund management practice based in its London office. He concentrates his practice on investment management and financial services matters and has acted for securities, commodities and derivatives brokers and dealers, banks, investment banks and investment managers for over 20 years. Martin is an acknowledged legal authority and regularly appears as such in the Legal 500 and Chambers' Directories of leading lawyers. Martin has established all forms of funds and fund management businesses for clients and is an expert on structuring and domicile choice with a view to setting up the most tax efficient arrangements for clients and investors.
Duncan Crawford is global head of capital introductions for Newedge's prime brokerage group. He is responsible for a diversified team of people and the team’s duties involve manager and investor sourcing and facilitation of investments through multiple initiatives.
Prior to his current role, Duncan was head of capital introductions for Fimat’s Prime Brokerage Group from 2000 to 2007. Previously, he was head of futures trading for Fimat between 1996 and 2000, and was a futures broker from 1992 to 1996. He began his career with Fimat in 1991 in the clearing business.
Duncan left Newcastle upon Tyne University in 1990 with a BSc Hons in Agriculture and Food Marketing.
Anne-Sophie d’Andlau is co-founder and managing partner at CIAM, a Paris and Amsterdam based hedge fund. She concentrates on the business development of CIAM.
CIAM is specialised in ‘pure’ merger arbitrage, both in Europe and North America.
Prior to launching CIAM, Anne-Sophie spent eight years with Systeia Capital Management, a Paris based hedge fund, mainly as a portfolio manager of its event driven funds. Before this, she spent six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its corporate finance department, of which three years were in New York. Anne-Sophie holds a Masters degree in Finance from Rouen Business School in France.
Franck Dargent is head of product specialists and client servicing at Amundi Alternative Investments.|
With a 19 year of track record, Amundi AI is the hedge fund investment specialist of Amundi, the combination of the asset management expertise of Crédit Agricole and Société Générale. With $11 billion of AUM, it offers investors access to approximately 170 hedge funds.
Franck has held various positions in the Crédit Agricole group. In 2006, he was named a senior advisor of the sales team of Calyon Paris, covering regional banks. He is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).
||Django Davidson, |
Django Davidson is partner at Algebris Investments where he is responsible for stock and credit selection in Asian and UK financials.
Algebris is a $1.5 billion specialist financial investor with a global remit including equity and credit. Algebris launched the first ‘coco’ fund of bank capital in March 2011.
Prior to joining Django spent six years at Deutsche Bank and he says his biggest achievement there was in March 2009 when he persuaded his clients to buy subordinated UK bank debt – these investments went on to produce a 600% return in 12 months. Django co-manages a specialist emerging markets fund which rose 30% in 2010. Django was named as one of the industries ‘Rising Stars’ by Financial News.
||Joe Davidson, |
Fulcrum Asset Management
Joe Davidson is a partner and chief operating officer of Fulcrum Asset Management. Fulcrum was founded by Gavyn Davies and Andrew Stevens in 2004, and specialises in hedge funds, asset allocation and managed accounts driven by mainly macro themes. Joe is responsible for the development of Fulcrum’s fund range across multiple jurisdictions and manages the trading and operational implementation of Fulcrum’s strategies. Prior to working at Fulcrum, Joe worked for Goldman Sachs International and Schroders Investment Management. Joe graduated from Warwick University, received his Masters from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.
Fulcrum Asset Management
Gavyn Davies is chairman of Fulcrum Asset Management and co-founder Prisma Capital Partners.
Fulcrum Asset Management was founded by Gavyn and Andrew Stevens in 2004, and the firm specialises in hedge funds, asset allocation and managed accounts driven by mainly macro themes.
Previously, Gavyn was an Economic Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street from 1974 to 1979. Gavyn then pursued a career as a city economist. He has been an adviser to HM Treasury (1992 to 97), and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics (1988 to 96). Gavyn was chief economist at Goldman Sachs from 1986-2001.
Johnny De La Hey,Johnny de la Hey is joint founder of Toscafund Asset Management and portfolio manager of its financials focused fund, Tosca.
Toscafund was founded in 2000 by Martin Hughes and Johnny de la Hey and currently manages six funds in the alternative asset management arena.
Johnny’s 19 years experience encompasses Tiger Management, Credit Lyonnais and Societe Generale Securities. Johnny graduated with a first class Honours Degree in Geography from University College, University of London.
||Alain Demarolle, |
Alura Capital Partners
Alain Demarolle is founder and CIO of Alura Capital Partners SA.
Alura is a Paris-based investment manager focusing on liquid European equities opportunities and event-driven situations. Alura seeks absolute returns with low market correlation and offers monthly liquidity.
From 2007 to 2010, in London Alain was managing director with Eton Park International. Previously he served as the economic and financial advisor to the Prime Minister of France and worked for Salomon Smith Barney and Bear Stearns. He graduated valedictorian from Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) and started his career with the French Treasury and the Ministry of Finance. Alain also holds an MBA from ESSEC, a Post-Graduate Economics Diploma from Sciences–Po, and a PhD in Philosophy.
Vianney DuboisVianney Dubois is responsible for the relationships with fund managers, the development of internal databases and the day to day management of Seeds Finance.
Seeds Finance - Morningstar France
Morningstar Group provides analysis and commentary on approximately 370,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, along with real-time global market data. In 2010, Morningstar France merged with Seeds Group, to provide extended advisory services to French investors.
From the beginning of his career in 1993, Vianney developed his audit, financial and analysis skills within XEROX to become SAP/shared financial services project manager in 1998. In 2000 he joined NORTEL in London as a senior financial analyst. After seven years abroad, Vianney came back to France to take part in the development of Seeds Finance Group.
||Charles Dumas, |
Lombard Street Research
Charles Dumas is chairman at Lombard Street Research,, which he joined in 1998.
Lombard Street Research was founded in 1989 and is a leading independent macroeconomic forecaster providing analysis and research to asset managers, banks and global corporations.
Charles previously worked for JP Morgan, Kilda Investments, The Economist and International Economist. He has also published a number of works including his most recent book ‘Globalisation Fractures, How major nations’ interests are now in conflict’ (Profile Books, 2010).
Millennium Global Investments
Before joining Millennium Global, Alan was chief investment officer of Trinity Asset Management where he managed Trinity’s Emerging Currency Fund and prior to that a vice president at Salomon Brothers International Limited.
Alan Eisner is senior managing director and responsible for risk across all currency portfolios within strategic parameters set by the chief investment officer. He also chairs the risk management committee and contributes to idea generation within the currency team.
Alan graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Arts degree in Economic History and is registered with both the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
||Richard Ernesti, |
Richard Ernesti is global head of investors, client and sales management, global transaction services at Citi.
Prior to his current role Richard was global head of prime broker relationship management in Citi's Prime Finance division. Before this he was head of international sales for alternative investments, fund services and securities services, global transaction services, a role he assumed in October of 2003. His present responsibilities include managing the international sales teams for the securities custody and clearing, fund accounting, trustee services, alternative investments administration and the securities lending businesses.
||Christopher Fawcett, |
Christopher Fawcett is senior partner at Fauchier Partners which he co-founded in 1994. He is a council member of AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association), a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board Limited (HFSB), and a director of the CFA Society, UK.
Fauchier Partners is one of Europe’s leading managers of funds of hedge funds, with approximately $8 billion of assets under management and advice.
Previously, he worked at Euris SA; Morgan Grenfell; and the Duménil Group. Christopher has an MA in Law from Oxford University, an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, and is a qualified chartered accountant.
||Loic Fery, |
Chenavari Investment Managers
Loïc Fery is founder and managing partner of Chenavari Investment Managers.
Chenavari is an alternative fund manager focused on credit markets. Chenavari AUM are around $1.7 billion as of March 2011. The firm’s flagships hedge funds are the Multi-Strategy Credit Fund and the Toro Fund. Prior to setting up Chenavari, Loïc was global head of credit markets at CALYON, the investment bank of the Credit Agricole group. Before joining CALYON, he was at SG in both London and Hong Kong, where he was one of the initial members of the credit derivatives group.
Loïc graduated from HEC in Paris and has co-authored several books on credit derivatives, structured credit and securitisation.
Thayer Brook Partners
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||Louis Gargour, |
Louis Gargour is the founding partner of LNG Capital LLP where he is currently CIO, and a member of its investment committee.
LNG Capital LLP is a London based hedge fund that operates in the European liquid credit market on a long/short strategy. The company was founded in 2006 by Louis and has recently launched its LNG Europa Credit Fund.
Louis has 25 years corporate bond experience including15 years portfolio management experience. He began his career in 1985 and grew to hold several senior positions at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Salomon Bros, RAB Capital. Louis graduate from Georgetown University with a BS in Finance and from London Business School with an MBA.
||Alex Garrard, |
BTG Pactual Asset Management
Alex Garrard is a partner of BTG Pactual. He works as a portfolio manager for BTG Pactual Asset Management (Europe) LLP overseeing principal and client investment activities across global emerging credit markets.
BTG Pactual is one of the largest independent financial groups headquartered in emerging markets. With approximately $40 billion under management, BTG Pactual Asset Management provides a range of traditional and alternative investment products for private clients, financial intermediaries and institutional investors.
Alex is a former professional macroeconomist who previously worked as an economic advisor to the UK Treasury and as an emerging market economist in the City of London.
||Mark Geene, |
Mark Geene is a senior investment manager of hedge funds at PGGM Investments.
Mark joined PGGM in 2007 and is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, monitoring, implementation (both managed accounts and commingled structures) and portfolio management activities of hedge funds in predominantly credit related strategies. Previously he has worked at Fortis Investments as senior investment manager hedge funds. Before that he was the senior strategist at Blue Sky Group and worked at OPTAS as portfolio manager equities. Mark started his career in 1996 as a quantitative researcher at ABN AMRO Structured Asset Management.
Mark has a Masters degree in Economics, with honours, from the University of Tilburg.
||Nigel Gent, |
Nigel Gent is one of the four founders of PGR Capital where he is CIO, responsible for strategy development.
PGR Capital is a fully systematic managed futures business utilising techniques from radar, sonar, aerospace and tracking systems. Since starting in mid 2009 it has grown to have an AUM of over $175 million.
After completing a PhD in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, Nigel spent six years developing sonar systems for submarines. He worked at Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, Aspect Capital and Brevan Howard before starting PGR. Outside work, Nigel enjoys Bluegrass music and plays the banjo.
Paul Germain is a managing director of Credit Suisse in the investment banking division, based in New York. He is global head of coverage for prime services and a member of the global equity operating committee and the Americas equity management committee.
Paul joined Credit Suisse in April 2010 to lead the prime services distribution strategy across prime brokerage, delta one, and futures. Before joining Credit Suisse, he was co-head of the US client franchise in prime brokerage at Goldman Sachs.
Paul earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
||Malcolm Goddard, |
Malcolm Goddard is a partner and chief operating officer of Altima Partners LLP, a director of a number of Altima Group companies and is responsible for operations, legal and compliance and product development
Altima is an alternative investment manager that advises funds and accounts with assets of approximately $2 billion. It is a member of AIMA and a signatory to HFSB and its flagship fund was Best Event Driven Fund (risk adjusted) in 2008 (HFR) and Event Driven Fund of the Year 2007 (EuroHedge Awards).
Prior to joining Altima in 2005, he worked at Commerzbank Corporates and Markets, ING Barings Securities Limited and James Capel & Co. Malcolm is a chartered accountant having qualified with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1989.
||Jacob Gottlieb, |
Jacob Gottlieb founded Visium in 2005, leading a team of 20 investment professionals he put together over the previous four years at Balyasny Asset Management (‘BAM’).
Today Visium has a staff of more than 60 professionals and manages more than $2.5 billion in long/short equity, credit and multi-strategy funds for a range of clients. Sectors and strategies where the firm is currently active include: Consumer, retail, financial, TMT, utilities, credit, special situations, distressed, risk arbitrage, convertible bond arbitrage and quantitative investment.Before joining BAM in 2001, Jacob was a portfolio manager at Merlin. Prior to that, he was a buy-side analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. Jacob graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a BA in Economics and earned an MD from New York University Medical School. He obtained his CFA charter from AIMR in 2001.
||Philippe Gougenheim, |
Philippe Gougenheim heads Unigestion’s Hedge Funds team and has done since 2010.
Philippe has 23 years' experience in finance. He gained experience in the hedge funds industry at Man Investments where he had a similar role, as well as at Millennium Partners, where he headed a trading team. Previously, he worked in investment banking, at Société Générale and JP Morgan.
Philippe holds an MBA from the ESSEC business school.
||Kathryn Graham, |
BT Pension Scheme
Kathryn Graham is a director of BT Pension Scheme Management Limited (BTPSM), the pensions advisory arm of the BT Pension Scheme, the largest in the UK at £34 billion.
Kathryn has more than 15 years experience in capital markets, derivatives and hedge funds and is a member of the BTPSM Investment Committee. She is on the London Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds; is a founding trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board; is included on the FN100 list of influential women in European financial markets and the HFM Week list of the 50 most influential people in hedge funds.
James Gutman is a partner and investment manager for Armajaro where he has responsibility for the industrial metals and PGM sectors for the Armajaro Commodities Fund (ACF). James is also the economist for ACF.
Prior to joining Armajaro in April 2008, James spent five years at Goldman Sachs responsible for non-energy commodities research. James began his career in commodities working with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan for over six years.
James received his PHD in Economics and Political Science at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tulane University in Louisiana.
||Tony Hall, |
Tony Hall joined Duet Group in April 2010 as CIO of the Duet Commodities Fund.
Prior to joining Duet Group, Tony was global head of oil products trading at Credit Suisse-Glencore from 2008 to 2010, looking at opportunities in the commodities derivatives market. His approach was directional and option-based. From 2001 to 2008 Tony worked for Deutsche Bank where he was global head of oil products trading and previously a macro proprietary trader. During this time he traded a portfolio of FX, commodities and fixed income products consisting of spot, forward, futures and options positions.
Tony obtained a BSc Honours degree in Economics from the University Of Bath specialising in Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Financial Markets and Portfolio Management.
||Hiram Hamilton, |
Hiram Hamilton is the portfolio manager for the Structured Credit Opportunity Fund and oversees investments in structured products across Alcentra’s funds.
Alcentra is an asset management company focused on investing in sub-investment grade debt and structured credit demonstrating a track-record back to 2002. With $17 billion in global assets under management and a team of 57, Alcentra is one of the largest managers in the sub-investment grade debt space.
Hiram joined Alcentra in 2008 as global head of structured products. Previously, he was an executive director at Morgan Stanley and head of the CDO group in London. Hiram graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College with a dual major in Philosophy and Neuroscience.
Peter Harrison is chairman and chief executive officer of RWC Partners Limited.
RWC Partners is a private asset management company with $4.3 billion of AUM. Schroders have purchased an effective 35% stake in the business. The company manages hedge funds, UCITS III funds across seven investment teams. It launched its first UCITS fund in 2006 and has seen significant growth in this area.
Prior to RWC, Peter was global chief investment officer of Deutsche Asset Management Group, responsible for $520 billion of assets. Over the past 20 years he has been the head of global equities at JP Morgan Asset Manager and a portfolio manager at Newton and Schroders.
||Inge Heydorn, |
Inge Heydorn founded Sentat Asset Management in 2006 and is the portfolio manager of Thyra which is a global long/short equity fund with +17.8 per cent return since inception.
Since 2010 the fund has been focused on the tech sector only. The tech portfolio in the fund had until then outperformed the rest of the fund.
Inge is a respected tech analyst with vast experience from the tech sector following his career as a top ranked equity analyst at Carnegie, Alfred Berg, ABN AMRO and Deutsche Bank and has received awards from Starmine and Bloomberg in 2005.
||Klaus Jantti, |
Brummer & Partners
Klaus Jäntti is CEO and partner at Brummer & Partners. He is also portfolio manager of the Brummer Multi-Strategy Fund.
Brummer & Partners offers a wide range of uncorrelated absolute return strategies. It was founded in 1995 and currently manages $13 billion. The group has about 250 employees in seven countries with its headquarters in Stockholm.
Klaus manages the Brummer Multi-Strategy Fund together with Patrik Brummer, the founder and chairman of the group. Before taking on the CEO role he was a founding partner and manager of the Brummer & Partners Nektar Fund, one of the 11 single strategies within the group. He started his career in fixed income in Finland in 1984.
||Tony Kaiser, |
Anthony Kaiser (Tony) is the founder and MD of the Kaiser Trading Group (KTG). He coordinates research, software development and strategy.
KTG is a CTA based in Melbourne, Australia and currently employs 40 personnel. The company manages approximately $2.25 billion.
Prior to founding KTG in 1998, Tony worked at the National Australia Bank for 10 years. During this period he established and managed the currency option trading desk. In his desire to improve performance he developed a keen interest in model based trading.
Philippe Kellerhals is senior portfolio manager at Cairn Capital Ltd. He is responsible for corporate credit trading in a non-HF format and manages a long/short credit UCITS III Fund and subordinated financials managed accounts.
Cairn is a credit asset management and advisory firm which started in 2004.
Its assets managed within closed end vehicles (discretionary and non-discretionary) total $10.3 billion of which $4.1 billion is discretionary. In addition Cairn provides long-term advice on $18.4 billion of assets.
Prior to joining Cairn, Philippe gained five years experience of managing credit portfolios. During his time at BNP Paribas, he managed the structured credit investment portfolio for the loan portfolio management team. Philippe is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Diplome Grande Ecole from ESCP-EAP.
||Omar Kodmani, |
Permal Investment Management
Omar Kodmani is president of Permal Group, managing all day-to-day aspects of the business.
Managing over $22 billion and established in 1973, Permal is one of the oldest and largest alternative asset management firms, offering a wide range of multi-manager and multi-strategy funds.
Prior to becoming president, Omar ran Permal’s international investment and asset gathering initiatives. Before Permal he spent seven years at Scudder Investments, where he developed the firm's international mutual fund business. He is a CFA, has an MBA in Finance (Beta Gamma Sigma) from New York University Stern School of Business, and a BA in Economics from Columbia University.
||Jiri Krol, |
Jiri Krol was appointed director of policy and government affairs for AIMA in April 2010.
Jiri started his career at the Czech securities market regulator. He then moved to the European Commission’s Internal Market Directorate-General, where he was responsible for the drafting and negotiation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) implementing measures. Previously, Jiri was appointed financial markets policy director in the Czech Ministry of Finance in 2007. In 2009, he led the Czech European Union Presidency’s work in the area of financial services.
Jiri studied International Relations, Economics and Politics at Tufts University, London School of Economics and Sciences Po.
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Advent Capital Management
Laurent Leclercq is head of marketing, covering the EMEA region, at Advent Capital Management.
Advent is a New York and London based institutional asset manager, founded in 1995, with more than $6 billion AUM. Advent specialises in convertible, high yield and equity strategies offered through long only, hedge-fund, European and NYSE listed closed-end mutual fund products.
Laurent has been working in investment management for over 13 years with particular experience in marketing and business development for European mutual funds, hedge funds, absolute returns strategies and structured products investing across all asset classes.
||Inigo Lecubari, |
Inigo Lecubarri is the founder of Abaco.
Abaco is a market neutral and sector neutral equity fund investing in the financial sector. Abaco generates absolute returns by capturing relative value within the sector while targeting low volatility. Abaco has navigated through a full bull and bear market achieving positive uncorrelated performance, low volatility, full liquidity and transparency even during distressed times.
Prior to founding Abaco in 2003, Inigo had 14 years’ experience in equity research; as managing director of European financial institutions at Salomon Brothers. In 2002 he was ranked number one in European banks (Extel, Institutional Investors, Greenwich, CFO’s Reuters).
||Jerome Lussan, |
Jérôme de Lavenère Lussan is CEO of Laven Partners and has 15 years experience within the financial and legal services industry.
Laven Partners is a global consulting firm focused on the alternative investment industry. Jérôme’s background includes acting as a COO of a hedge fund and a financial lawyer at Jones Day. He has a broad degree of expertise in the hedge fund and fund management industry. He is an advisor to many international hedge fund structures specialising in operations, legal and regulatory matters. In 2010, Jérôme was named a Financial News 100 Rising Star.
Park Hill Group
Peter Mayer is Managing Principal of the Park Hill Group, responsible for hedge fund distribution in Europe.
The Park Hill Group, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, provides specialised advisory and capital raising services to the alternatives industry. Park Hill works with ‘best of breed’ general partners, raising capital for private equity, real estate and hedge funds. Since inception, Park Hill has served as placement agent to 81 funds which in aggregate have raised capital in excess of $125 billion.
Prior to Park Hill, Peter was at Credit Suisse in London. He began his banking career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co in New York. Peter graduated from Boston College with a BA cum laude in Economics.
Robert Mirsky is head of hedge funds at KPMG LLP.
Robert is overseeing KPMG’s hedge fund business focusing on its core audit, tax and advisory service lines. He also leads the hedge funds component of the firm's new Regulatory Centre of Excellence. Robert has worked with The Big Four firms in London, New York, Washington DC, Milan, Bangkok and the Cayman Islands in both a tax and advisory capacity.
He is also chairman and founder of the industry-supported charity Hedge Funds Care UK which works toward the treatment and prevention of child abuse. KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services to the hedge fund industry.
||Henrik Mitelman, |
Henrik Mitelman is SEB Enskilda's chief strategist.
Over the last 10 years Henrik has held different leading positions within SEB's research department. Before joining SEB, he worked for Nordea/Unibank in Copenhagen and when leaving held the position as head of economic research.
Apart from a career in financial markets Henrik has an MSc in economics, he has written a number of newspaper articles on economic/political issues and a book named Flat Tax.
Parvus Asset Management / Methodology Group
Rahul Moodgal is partner - head of investor relations and business development at Parvus Asset Management, focusing on European equities, and at Methodology Group, focusing on fixed income, as well as advisor to a handful of smaller firms.
Rahul started his career as an academic having studied at 20 universities in four countries and taught at three. In 1998 he moved into finance with a focus on investor relations. Rahul built the client service functions at TT International (1998 to 2004) and Union Bancaire Privee, London (2004 to 2005) before becoming head of investor relations for the TCI platform (2005 to 2009).
Allenbridge Hedge and Wentworth Hall Consultancy
Ian Morley is one of the pioneers of the hedge fund Industry. He was the founding chairman of AIMA, the global hedge fund trade association. He is chairman of Allenbridge Hedge and Wentworth Hall Consultancy, director of Allenbridge Epic, director of Infonic and Condor Trade. Ian is senior adviser to Castellain Capital and global economic adviser to CSWM.
Ian has advised Central Banks, the OECD, and the EU among others about the hedge fund industry. He has published numerous articles, lectured throughout the world and is an Industrial Fellow of Kingston University. Ian is a regular contributor on radio, TV and the press on matters of financial and economic interest, including several FT Comment pieces.
Ian has run 16 marathons and is a thespian of note and lifelong Spurs fan. He lives in London with a dog, two cats and sometimes his children. Ian is a graduate of LSE.
||Robert Mumby, |
Robert Mumby joined Jupiter in 2006 and is currently lead manager of the Jupiter Global Financials SICAV.
Robert started his career at KPMG where he worked in audits, tax and corporate finance before moving to the corporate finance division at the Industrial Bank of Japan. Prior to joining Jupiter, he worked for 12 years as an investment analyst specialising in financial services companies, most recently Canaccord Capital, but also HSBC, ABN and BZW/CSFB.
Robert gained a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester and is ACA qualified.
||Sandro Naf, |
Capital Four Management
Sandro Naf is a co-founder and portfolio manager of Capital Four Management.
Sandro joined from Nordea Investment Management, where he was responsible for the European High Yield business, which he initiated in 1999. Prior to that, he worked with Credit Suisse in New York (f/k/a BEA Associates), London (CS-FirstBoston) and Zürich in various roles in fixed income and corporate finance / mergers and acquisitions.
Sandro holds an MBA in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Computer Science from ITR Rapperswil.
Leonard Ng is a partner in the financial services regulatory group at Sidley Austin LLP in London. He advises a wide range of banks, securities firms, investment fund managers and other clients (including a major trade association for hedge funds and the government of a major offshore funds jurisdiction) on the implications of the ongoing changes to the EU regulatory landscape.
Leonard is a member of the UK Financial Services Authority’s legal experts group on the AIFM Directive and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
||Stephen Oxley, |
Stephen Oxley is a managing director of PAAMCO, an independent institutional fund of hedge funds firm with around $10 billion in assets under management.
PAAMCO manages multi-manager hedge fund portfolios for some of the World’s most sophisticated institutional investors. Stephen heads the firm's account management group and is also responsible for maintaining relationships with PAAMCO's European pension fund and other institutional clients. Stephen is involved in all stages of the investment process and is a member of the investment management committee.
Prior to joining PAAMCO, Stephen was a partner and senior investment consultant at Watson Wyatt, LLP. He is a frequent guest speaker at numerous European pension fund conferences and writes regularly in various industry publications. Stephen has 20 years of investment management experience with institutional investors.
Martin Pabari is chief financial officer at CQS, a $10.5 billion global multi strategy asset management firm, where he is responsible for managing the firm’s financial and operations functions. He is a managing member of CQS (UK) LLP, director of CQS Investment Management Limited and CQS Asset Management Limited and member of the CQS executive committee.
Martin was director at Credit Suisse in product control covering both fixed income and equity derivative products. Most recently he was European head of equity product control. Martin has a BA Honours in Mathematics from Robinson College, Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
||Kumar Panja, |
Kumar Panja is an executive director at JP Morgan where he leads the prime brokerage consulting group in EMEA which provides strategic consulting services to investment management clients.
Prior to joining JP Morgan Kumar was executive director and senior counsel at Goldman Sachs International. Prior to Goldman Sachs he worked for the international law firms Allen and Overy and Norton Rose for a number of years where he practiced as a finance lawyer. Kumar is co-chair of the International Securities Lending Association's (ISLA) regulatory and legal committee and participates on a number of committees of AFME.
Kumar is an English qualified solicitor and graduated from the London School of Economics.
Philippe Paquet is managing director, in charge of business development at NewAlpha. NewAlpha was established in 2003 to provide institutional investors access to emerging hedge fund managers. Since launch, NewAlpha has entered into 14 strategic partnerships and invested a cumulative $650 million. Managers currently under seeding manage collectively more than $1.2 billion in assets, after receiving $150 million in seed capital. Philippe joined the firm in late 2008. Prior to that, he was been a partner at ADI from 2001, in charge of international business development. He started his career in 1987 before spending five years at JP Morgan in Paris in fixed income sales. Philippe is a graduate of ESSEC and holds a PhD in Finance from University of Paris-Dauphine.
Credit Agricole Assurances
Olivier Portal is head of Predica Asset Allocation at Credit Agricole Assurances.
Predica is the Crédit Agricole Assurances groups life insurance subsidiary. Launched in 1986, it became part of the Crédit Agricole Assurances group in January 2009.
In his role, Olivier is in charge of defining the strategy for Predica (i.e. asset allocation, hedging policy, asset/liability management) and coordinates with heads of asset classes which aim to diversify the overall allocation (equity, real estate, private equity). Olivier is also responsible for promoting his allocation decisions to multiple CAA's decision-makers. Olivier graduated from the Ecole des Mines, a top French engineering school, in 1994 (Saint Etienne).
||Darren Read, |
Darren Read is equities strategist & portfolio manager, at Moore Europe Capital Management LLP.
Prior to joining Moore Europe in November 2008, Darren was a portfolio manager at GLG from 2007 to October 2008. From 2001 to 2007 he was a managing director at UBS Investment Bank, where he was head of global equity strategy and prior thereto head of emerging market equity strategy.
Darren received his MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, where he studied from 1987 to 1990.
||Emmanuel Roman, |
Emmanuel Roman is co-CEO at GLG Partners, where he focuses primarily on expanding the business, marketing, risk management, operations, technology and compliance.
Before joining GLG Partners, Emmanuel worked at Goldman Sachs International Limited, which he joined in 1987. Over the years he worked in the fixed income, investment banking and capital markets areas and in 1991 he became the co-head of worldwide equity derivatives. In 1996 Emmanuel became a managing director of Goldman Sachs International Limited and in 1998 he was elected to partnership. In 2001 he was appointed co-head of worldwide global securities services and in 2003 he also became co-head of the European equities division.
Emmanuel received an MBA in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Chicago in 1987 and a bachelor's degree from the University of Paris in 1985.
||Paul Ruddock, |
Paul Ruddock is co-founder and CEO of Lansdowne Partners Ltd.
Lansdowne was founded in 1998 and manages $16 billion in three equity strategies: Europe, UK and Global Financials. The firm also manages three long strategies in European, UK and Global equities.
Paul is a chairman of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, a director of AIMA and a trustee or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
||Marc Russell-Jones, |
Marc Russell-Jones has been with BNY Mellon for over eight years and is managing director and head of sales for BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services. He is responsible for the banking and administration services to the hedge fund and private equity sector which services $397 billion of client assets.
He joined BNY Mellon as vice president of alternative investment services in 2002 as head of exchange traded funds to become the largest administrator of ETFs in Europe.
Marc Russell-Jones has over 15 years experience in business development, sales and product management in European financial markets.
||Patrik Safvenblad, |
Harmonic Capital Partners
Patrik Säfvenblad is investment partner with Harmonic Capital Partners LLP.
Harmonic Capital Partners is a quantitative macro hedge fund based in London. It employs primarily relative value/non-directional strategies, trading a broad range of currency and futures markets. Currency and macro trading programmes are available as funds, on platforms and as managed accounts. As of 31 March 2011, the firm has $715 million under management.
Patrik joined Harmonic in 2009 after working at DnB NOR Asset Management and at RPM where he was head of hedge fund research and had of portfolio management, respectively. Patrik holds a PhD in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics where he was also an assistant professor of finance.
||Michael Sakkas, |
Trafalgar Asset Management
Michael Sakkas launched the Trafalgar Azri Fund with Sushil Shah after joining Trafalgar Asset Management in 2007.
Michael began his career at MLIM in 2000 and was a member of the UK specialist team where he co-managed the UK hedge fund. He moved to Park Town Asset management in 2004, as a joint portfolio manager and equity partner, where he co-managed the long-short equity strategy.
Michael has a BSc from the University of Bristol in Economics and Economic History and is a CFA charter holder.
||Peter Schell, |
RAB Prime Group
Peter Schell is a senior fund manager of the Prime Europe long/short equity funds at RAB Capital.
Previously Peter was, for eight years, a partner and the director of research at Park Place Capital which joined forces with RAB Capital in January 2011. Prior to that, he managed the long/short European equity Boxwood Double Alpha Fund sponsored by Minster Trust, the UK subsidiary of Groupama SA. Earlier in his career Peter was an Extel ranked telecommunications equity analyst at Schroder Securities. He also held positions with Paribas and Warburg in London and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York. Peter holds a BA in History from Williams College.
||Fabrice Seiman, |
Fabrice Seiman is co-president of Lutetia Capital. He also is co-manager of the fund Lutetia Patrimoine. Prior to founding Lutetia Capital, Fabrice was at PAI Partners, where he took part in several major transactions.
He was previously advisor to Jean-François Copé, treasury secretary of France and spokesman of the Government. Since 2006, Fabrice is scholar lecturer in the master finance and strategy in the IEP (Institute of Politic Sciences) in Paris. In 2007, he was distinguished as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum of Davos.
Fabrice graduated from the IEP of Paris (Economical and Financial section) and has an MLA in Political Sciences of Harvard University.
||Benn Spiers, |
Benn Spiers is chief investment officer at Camargue Capital Management. He manages the Camargue Equity Fund as well as a number of managed accounts for a global asset management company and a Swiss private bank.
Camargue Capital is an asset management company that manages an equity long/short trading fund concentrating on highly liquid large and mega-cap European companies. Its AUM is approximately $100 million.
Benn has 16 years experience in Pan-European equities and equity derivatives. Prior to founding Camargue Capital, he was an asset manager for GLG’s European Opportunity Fund and was head of European trading at Soros Fund Management. Previous trading experience was with Edgar Astaire & Co (subsidiary of Soros Fund Management) and Credit Suisse.
||Graham Stock, |
Insparo Asset Management
Graham Stock is chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management. He is responsible for the top-down macro view that helps to shape the company's portfolios, with input from the rest of the investment team.
Insparo is a specialist frontier market hedge fund. It currently manages just under $200 million, in the multi-strategy Insparo Africa and Middle East Fund and Insparo Africa Equity Fund.
Graham joined Insparo in August 2010 after 12 years in sell-side emerging markets research at JP Morgan covering Latin America, emerging Europe and Africa. His experience in frontier and emerging markets dates back to the early 1990s when he was an adviser on fiscal policy to the Government of Papua New Guinea.
||Philip Stoltzfus, |
Philip Stoltzfus is chief executive officer for Thayer Brook Partners.
Thayer Brook is a London based investment management company operating systematic strategies in the most liquid futures markets traded around the world. The firm manages two programmes: The Thayer Brook Fund (fixed income, foreign exchange, and short term interest rate futures) and The Thayer Brook Global Diversified Fund (those markets plus energy, commodity and stock index futures).
Prior to founding Thayer Brook Partners in October 2005, Philip ran the diversified trading group at Mizuho Corporate Bank, a fixed income relative value group. He is a graduate of Princeton University.
||Ziad Tabet, |
Jabre Capital Partners
Ziad Tabet is portfolio manager at Jabre Capital. He manages the JabCap Event-Driven Fund launched in November 2010 and runs the event driven strategy within the firm's Multi-Strategy Fund.
Jabre Capital is an independent asset management firm based in Geneva with circa $6 billion in AUM and more than 50 employees.
Prior to joining Jabre Capital, Ziad ran the event-driven strategy of Tribecca. He started his career in 1993 in New York working in M&A with Morgan Stanley. After his MBA, Ziad spent four years in private equity and for the last eight years has worked in event-driven. He enjoys skiing, diving and running. Ziad has a BA in Economics and BS in Computer Science from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia University.
IMQ Investment Management
Jeroen Tielman is founder and CEO of IMQ Investment Management, the manager of the IMQubator fund seeding hedge fund start ups. Jeroen founded IMQubator in 2009 and is amongst others responsible for business development, seeding deal making and investment team evaluation.
IMQubator has €250 million AUM provided by APG and has committed €170 million to seven start up hedge funds so far. By the end of 2011 IMQubator wants to have raised additional capital to accelerate its funds.
Jeroen’s has developed expertise in the triangle asset management – innovation/business development and pensions. Jeroen is also discovering other hobbies than work.
Winton Capital Management
Alex Trichot is business development manager at Winton Capital Management.
Winton started running its managed futures programme in October 1997. Since its inception the programme has achieved 17% annualised return. AUM currently stands at $21 billion. It has over 200 staff, half of whom are dedicated to research which has always been Winton’s primary focus. This research has recently led to the launching of a global equity long only strategy.
Alex, who has been in the hedge fund industry for 10 years, is primarily responsible for French speaking Europe. His understanding of risk/reward increased recently when he passed his sky diving licence.
||Galia Velimukhametova, |
Galia Velimukhametova joined GLG in June 2008 as a portfolio manager, managing the Market Neutral Fund’s distressed strategy. Since 2009, Galia has been the portfolio manager for the European Distressed Fund.
Galia joined GLG from King Street Capital where she was a managing director and member of the investment committee. Prior to this, she was at JP Morgan for almost seven years. Prior to JP Morgan, Galia held positions in the emerging markets groups at Baring Asset Management and Rothschild Asset Management.
Galia received an MBA from Washington University, St Louis in 1995 and an Honours degree in Economics from Moscow University in 1985.
||Jochen Wermuth, |
Wermuth Asset Management
Jochen Wermuth is managing partner and chief investment officer at Wermuth Asset Management.
Jochen is a former director at Deutsche Bank and was an adviser to the Ministry of Finance of Russia for four years, where he set up its Economic Expert Group. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Brown University. Jochen passed qualifying exams for a Doctorate in Economics at Oxford.
||Steven Woolfe, |
Steven Woolfe is a barrister and general counsel of Boyer Allan Investment Management LLP, a leading Asian specialist hedge fund with offices in London, Hong Kong and the US.
Steven has worked in London as a lawyer and compliance officer for firms such as UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Bank, Taylor Wessing and DLA. He founded the Hedge Fund Lawyers Association in 2007 and is an ad hoc member of AIMA regulatory committee. Steven speaks regularly, both nationally and internationally on the negative impact of EU financial services regulation and advises the UK Independence Party on financial regulation.
||David Yim, |
David Yim is a director at KPMG LLP in London. He leads KPMG’s investment management assurance advisory practice, specialising in providing advice on governance, risk management, internal controls and investor assurance reporting. David represents KPMG on the ICAEW working party on assurance reporting and has helped over 40 clients write their SAS70 and AAF reports.
KPMG is a world leading professional services firm providing audit and a broad range of advisory services across performance, regulatory, risk and tax to traditional investment and hedge fund managers. David holds an Economics degree from the University of London and enjoys cooking and photography.