Hedge Funds

Highland hires Gill as marketing head

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Highland Financial Holdings, a New York-based hedge fund shop with $800 million under management, recently hired Joe Gill as head of marketing. In the newly created role at the firm, Gill will oversee public relations for the firm and serve on its executive committee. A six-year-old firm, Highland Financial has a core hedge fund strategy that focuses on the trading of asset-backed securities. Gill will work closely with the firm's two founding partners, Paul Ullman and Eli Katz. His hire comes as the firm ramps up operations in the face of renewed investor interest in asset-backed securities. Earlier