Launches & Closures

Ex-DB team line up Avantium ‘pure EM’ macro play


Kay Haigh
The highly-rated former Deutsche Bank emerging markets macro prop trading team will shortly go live with its flagship Avantium fund, six months after leaving the bank to start their own operation.

Led by Kay Haigh, a 17-year veteran of Deutsche who led the bank’s highly profitable global EM trading business for several years with an impressive record of performance and risk management, Avantium has a 12-strong investment and business management team in London and New York, and is expected to start with significant third-party investor assets.

The group has been incubated by Deutsche