The latest appointments within hedge funds and funds of hedge funds as well as related service industries. |
Cheyne Capital Management has appointed Arron Taggart to its real estate debt team as a loan originator. Taggart has 23 years' experience in the banking sector. Prior to joining he was a regional property specialist at Clydesdale Bank.
GLG has appointed Sudi Mariappa to manage its absolute return fixed income offering. Mariappa worked at Pimco from 2000 to 2010 holding posts including managing director and senior adviser. Man Systematic, part of the Man Group which also includes GLG, recently launched a quantitative fixed income hedge fund.
AllianceBernstein has appointed Jeffrey Kurpiel to its corporate tax team as vice president and tax director. He will manage the global tax function and report to chief financial officer John Weisenseel. Kurpiel has more than 14 years of experience in corporate finance and joins from the Rohatyn Group where he was responsible for the tax function of the management company.
Lincoln International, an independent global mid-market investment bank, has appointed Peter Stack as a managing director in its business services group, where he will head the marketing services practice. Stack has more than 15 years' experience in M&A transactions and joins from BMO Capital Markets.
Phoenix Investment Adviser has appointed Dixon Yee as trader and senior research analyst. He will help oversee day-to-day management of the JLP institutional credit fund. Yee was most recently a portfolio manager at Basso Capital Management. Erin Hubbard has been appointed senior associate of business development and investor relations.
S&P Capital IQ has made several senior appointments to its operations in London and New York. In the London office Roger Hirst joins as a vice president and director of European equity research operations. William Mack returns to S&P Capital IQ as a consumer products analyst after a previous four-year stint at the company ending in 2007. Roderick Wallace joins as an equity insurance analyst. Previously, he was a senior analyst at Brown Vanneck Partners.
In New York, Barbara Coffey and David Lewis have joined as software and consumer products equity analysts. Coffey has previously held positions in the equity departments at Jefferies & Company, Bank of America/Deutsche Bank securities and Merrill Lynch. Lewis was most recently an equity research vice president at JP Morgan.
Reech AIM Group, an international asset management group specialising in absolute return strategies, has made appointments to its sales team. In the London office, Elisabeth Rukerebuka will be sales director of institutional investors for North America, Benelux, France, Switzerland and Western Africa. Previously, Rukerebuka was head of sales and investor relations at Guinness Asset Management.
Richard Hooper joins as sales director for wholesale distribution, managing UK and Ireland. Previously, Hooper was a sales director for SEI Investments' UK wealth management division.
In the Singapore office Andy Chia Song Herng has been appointed sales director, responsible for Asia-Pacific institutional investors and wholesale distribution. Previously, he worked for Russell Investments and Allianz Global Investors in Singapore.
Maples and Calder has opened in Singapore. Funds partner Nick Harrold will manage the office and be joined by corporate finance partner James Burch and private equity and corporate lawyerTom Katsaros. Both Harrold and Burch move to Singapore from the Hong Kong office. Katsaros rejoins Maples and Calder, having previously worked in its Cayman Islands office.
The Singapore office will provide Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands advice across the firm's core practice areas, including hedge and mutual funds, private equity, structured and asset finance, corporate law and trusts for high net worth individuals.
Mercer has appointed Gaurav Garg as regional leader of growth markets. He will lead the incorporation of Mercer's businesses in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America as well as serve as a member of the executive committee. Garg joins from Chartis where he was most recently chief executive and managing director of Tata AIG General Insurance Company in India.
Rockstead, a financial services risk adviser and due diligence company, is continuing its European expansion with the opening of two offices in Dublin and Madrid. They will provide representation and local expertise to the Irish and Iberian markets. This European expansion will be overseen by Rod Moulton, sales and marketing director.
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