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Omni Partners picks up former JP Morgan equity prop trader

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Andrew Pickup, who previously ran equities for JP Morgan's proprietary positioning business in London, has joined London-based Omni Partners to launch a new long/short equity fund that has already attracted $100 million in seed capital.

Pickup spent six years at JP Morgan, where he built the firm's long/short proprietary trading business and ran a multi-strategy equity portfolio that comprised an event-driven component as well as convertibles and volatility and included investments run from London and New York.


Andrew Pickup


Paul Dyson

Pickup's new fund started trading in October as a managed account,