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Duff Capital expands with nine hires

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Duff Capital Advisors is on a hiring spree, creating teams to invest in financial services and utilities stocks and filling out senior management with the addition of chief financial and compliance officers.

In recent weeks, the Greenwich, Conn. firm, which was formed in March by FrontPoint Partners co-founder and former chairman and chief executive Phil Duff, has hired nine staffers in total.

Morid Kamshad has been named head of the firm’s newly created financial services team, which will focus on generating returns through investments in financial services companies. Kamshad joins from Pequot Capital Management, where he was a portfolio