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Ex-Goldman MD has left former Morgan Stanley prop trading chief’s hedge fund

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Keith Ackerman, a former Goldman Sachs managing director who departed in 2015 to joined hedge fund start-up ENA Capital Management, has left after less than two years in the role.

Ackerman joined ENA Capital Management in March 2015 as a founding partner after more than eight years at Goldman Sachs. He was promoted to managing director at Goldman in 2008. Prior to joining the U.S bank he was a managing director at UBS in New York.

ENA was founded in 2013, George Kounelakis, the former head of the principal investments group (a prop trading operation) at Morgan Stanley. Kounelakis promptly set about hiring senior traders from investment banks. The publicly stated plan was to hire more than 20 people, but three years on and ENA still has just nine employees registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.

Most recently, Kyle Dattola-Harris, a former Citi investment banking analyst in New York who was latterly an equities analyst at HBK Capital Management, joined ENA as an analyst and Andrew Palmer joined at the end of November as a partner. Justin Shih, the former director of operations at Claren Road Asset Management, also joined ENA earlier this year.

Contact: pclarke@efinancialcareers.com

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