Hedge Funds People Moves

Moore bolsters equity team with Level Global hire

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William McLanahan and a four person team join Louis Bacon’s macro firm.

Louis Bacon’s $15 billion Moore Capital Management has boosted its equity presence with the hire of Level Global Investors veteran William McLanahan as a portfolio manager, and a four person team to support him. The group will focus on the firm’s long/short equity strategy.

The hires are consistent with macro-oriented Moore’s growing equity focus during the past few years. In 2008, Moore hired London-based European equity trader Paul Findley to run a stock fund, PF Moore (Findley left earlier this year to launch $500 million Bramshott Capital with Moore funding). In 2009, the firm launched