Back Office & Operations People Moves

EIM carves out separate role for operational due diligence head


EIM has hired John Ward for the newly created role of head of operational due diligence. Ward will lead EIM’s existing team of experienced operational due diligence professionals, who were previously part of a combined due diligence and risk management team. “Risk management and operational due diligence are two critical pillars of EIM’s fiduciary responsibility to its clients,” said Arpad Busson, EIM’s chairman.

Ward, who will be based in New York, will join from Nomura Funds Research & Technologies America, where he was executive director and chief operating officer of their alternative products business. Prior to his tenure