Olympia Capital Management, which was founded in 1989, has hired Ben Whitfield as senior vice-president to be head of sales UK and Northern Europe, based in London. Specifically, Whitfield, who was previously at Optimal Investment Services, Banco Santander's fund of hedge funds group, will now cover the UK, Scandinavian and Dutch markets.
The Paris-based firm has also hired Razvan Petica as a senior vice-president. Petica started his career in 2000, working in the credit derivatives department of Barclays Capital in London and in Paris. In July 2004, he joined IXIS CIB in Paris as head of asset sales