Hedge Funds

Henderson targets North American market


London-based Henderson Global Investors is expanding its North American effort. The investment manager, which counts over $116 billion under management, recently hired Eila Matt from Ritchie Capital Management to head up this new initiative.

At Ritchie, Matt was a managing director responsible for marketing and client servicing for the firm's alternative investments. Matt, who has also held positions at UBS O'Connor and FX Concepts, will be based in the firm's New York office.

Henderson has more than $2.5 billion under management spread across 12 hedge funds. Those funds fall into four groups: long/short directional equity funds; market neutral