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Brokerage Aviate expands platform with a raft of hires


Aviate, the agency brokerage set up by Guy Gibson and Gary Paulin in 2007, continued its strong growth in 2009 and has made significant additions to its headcount in a number of areas.

The Aviate team: from left, Gary Paulin, Nick Tims, Guy Gibson

Continuing its strategy of taking talent out of the fund management world to have ex-hedge fund and long-only money managers speaking to the buy-side, the firm has hired a number of former asset managers and buy-side specialists in recent months.

These include: Dave Headland, a senior portfolio manager at Insight; Ben Williams,