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Barings hires former Atticus global trading head


Adam Conn, the former global head of trading at Atticus Capital, has joined Baring Asset Management in London as head of dealing – responsible for all trading for all the funds at Barings, which is part of the US-based MassMutual Financial Group.

The appointment of Conn, who worked at Atticus for six years and was a managing director and global head of trading, follows the hiring by Gartmore earlier this year of Brian Mitchell, Barings’ former head of dealing.

Atticus, the once large and high-profile activist hedge fund group led by Tim Barakett, David Slager and Nat Rothschild that ran