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Signia hires Patel to head alternatives

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Signia Wealth, an independent wealth manager with $3.2 billion under supervision, has hired Ameet Patel as head of alternative investments. Patel will be based in the London office, reporting to Gautam Batra, chief investment officer. Patel will focus on building Signia’s hedge fund investment proposition.

Prior to joining Signia Wealth, Patel was a managing director at AlphaOne Partners in a similar role investing in hedge funds on behalf of ultra high net worth clients. Before transitioning to the buy-side, Patel worked for several years as an equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers in the top ranked telecoms team.