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CQS names joint chief executive to oversee U.S. business


CQS has hired Grant Thompson to serve as joint chief executive officer and as a member of the firm’s executive committee, a newly created position intended to help the firm strengthen the U.S. business it launched last year.

Thompson joins the firm from Barclays Capital, where he was a senior relationship manager and head of the firm’s leveraged solutions Americas group in New York. In his new position he will focus on CQS’ U.S. infrastructure and business development, following the firm’s registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the summer.

“Grant has managed the development and growth of highly