Would you join a hedge fund in the UK now? Maybe it’s a bit risky, considering the downsizing at large players like Brevan Howard and Tudor Investment Corp, but people are being hired in London regardless.
What’s more, the hedge fund expansion is not necessarily restricted to partner level hires, or senior investment bankers taking trading roles on the buy-side.
Elliott Management Corporation, for example, has just hired Daniel Maximilian Walther from Goldman Sachs. Walther was an executive director and credit analyst within Goldman’s special assets group.
He’s had a relatively diverse career, however, having started out as an engagement manager at Mckinsey in 2002 before moving across distressed debt fund manager Cerberus Capital Management in 2007. He then took an investment analyst role at hedge fund Capricorn Investment Group in 2009 for a year, before joining Goldman Sachs in February 2011.
Millennium Capital Partners, meanwhile, has just taken on José López from Man GLG. López is a former director of utilities equity research at HSBC, but moved across to Man Group in February 2013. He’s signed up to Millennium as an analyst focused on utilities.
Bluecrest Capital Management, which has revived its recruitment in recent months, has just taken on Areti Loizu. She joins as a credit analyst, having previously worked in a similar role at BlueMountain Capital Management for the past 11 years. Loizu started out as a credit analyst at Morgan Stanley, where she worked for five years until April 2005.
Finally, Citadel has continued its London expansion with the hire of Florian Bardong as a senior quantitative researcher.
Bardong was previously the lead quantitative research at BlackRock’s relative value multi-strategy hedge fund. Again, he was a long-serving employee, having joined the asset manager in August 2007.
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