Hedge Funds People Moves

CQS hires Thompson as joint CEO

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The recruitment of a new US-based joint chief executive officer at CQS, the $6.5 billion firm led by Michael Hintze, shows the firm's determination to continue building its business globally at a time of huge change in the global hedge fund industry.

Grant Thompson, who joins as joint CEO and a member of the firm's executive committee, has worked in senior positions in the investment banking world for the past 15 years - having previously worked in venture capital and the software business.


Michael Hintze


He joins from Barclays Capital in New York, where he was head