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Quant macro group Harmonic names Ivarsson as partner

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Harmonic Capital Partners, the London-based quantitative hedge fund manager that specialises in offering macro and currency programmes to institutional investors, has announced the appointment of Per Ivarsson as partner.

Ivarsson, an engineering physics expert who joined Harmonic in 2007, will work alongside the firm’s other investment partners in making key investment decisions and developing Harmonic’s alpha models.

Prior to joining Harmonic five years ago, he worked at online food delivery group Ocado – where he developed optimisation algorithms to increase the efficiency of customer deliveries across the UK.

David Pendlebury, CEO of Harmonic, said: “We are delighted to