Hedge Funds

Third Wave Global hires senior quant analyst


Greenwich, Conn.-based Third Wave Global Investors, a global macro fund launched last September, announced it has hired Jie Ding as a senior quantitative analyst.

Ding will report to Daniel Lam, the firm's head of quantitative research. She holds a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Pennsylvania State University. At Third Wave, she will focus on proprietary research and quantitative analysis for the firm.

Former Credit Suisse Asset Management global chief investment officer Larry Smith founded Third Wave last year with Robert Birnbaum, managing director and head of institutional distribution and client services for Columbia Management Group. Birnbaum had also