Category Archives: Hires & Fires

Duet Group To Launch Emerging European UCITS Fund With Two Former Armajaro Execs

Alternative asset manager Duet Group is launching a new emerging European UCITS fund this month and has recruited two former Armajaro Asset Management executives to run it. Michel Danechi and Kalim Aziz are joining Duet as fund manager and research analyst, respectively, on the Duet Emerging European European Fund. The new vehicle is expected later… Continue Reading

Torbjorn Caesar Takes Helm At EM Fund Actis Capital

Torbjorn Caesar has been elected senior partner at emerging markets investment manager Actis Capital. Caesar assumed his new role effective yesterday, according to media reports. He succeeds Paul Fletcher, who has become non-executive chairman of the company. “I would like to thank Paul for the tremendous leadership he has provided to Actis over the past… Continue Reading

Jupiter Launches Asian Income Strategy With New Hire

Jupiter Asset Management has hired Jason Pidcock to build an Asian income strategy for the investment firm. Pidcock joins Jupiter from Newton Investment Management, where he is manager of the £4.4 billion Newton Asian Income Fund. He will aid Jupiter in the launch and management of a similar strategy. The appointment will help Jupiter expand… Continue Reading

Rokos Capital Hires Former Brevan Partner Borislav Vladimirov

Former Brevan Howard co-founder Chris Rokos has hired Borislav Vladimirov to help build a new hedge fund, Rokos Capital Management. The new fund is expected to become one of the largest European launches since the financial crisis. Vladimirov, a former partner at Brevan Howard, started working with Rokos last month. According to Bloomberg, he will… Continue Reading

Duet appoints Fugmann and Lees as co-CIOs of natural resources long/short equity fund

Duet Group, a USD5.5 billion global alternative asset manager, has appointed Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees has senior managing directors and Co-Chief Investment Officers of Duet Natural Resources.  Fugmann and Lees, the founders of North Shore Partners, are integrating their strategy and business into Duet, adding to the group’s strong commodities and emerging market franchise.… Continue Reading

MCAM Group appoints James Han as MD for Asia

Prior to joining MCAM, Han was Group Head of Private Placement Services at KTB Investment & Securities, one of South Korea’s largest independent investment banking and brokerage firms. Before that, he was a founding partner at Straight Wharf Capital Management, an Asian equity long/short hedge fund seeded by Julian Robertson’s Tiger Fund Management. Han’s career… Continue Reading

Morgan Stanley names new CFO

By Andrei Skvarsky. Morgan Stanley has named Jonathan Pruzan, co-head of the bank’s global financial institutions group in investment banking, as chief financial officer to replace Ruth Porat, who has been hired as finance chief by Google, according to various media reports. Continue Reading

Armajaro Commodities PM Tilney Stepping Down

Armajaro Asset Management’s John Tilney is stepping down from the lead manager role of the company’s flagship Armajaro Commodities Fund. Tilney will become an advisor to the fund, according to media reports. His role will be assumed by Armajaro partner and fund co-manager Oliver Denny. Armajaro’s Commodity Fund is down 5.49% year to date, according… Continue Reading

Rothschild Asset Management Names Michael Woods as CEO

Rothschild Asset Management, the US asset management business of the Rothschild Group, has appointed Michael Woods as its new CEO. Woods joins the firm frrom Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of the Americas, Global Client Group for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and CEO of DWS Investments. In these roles, he was responsible for… Continue Reading

TPG Capital Names Zubin Irani as Managing Director

TPG Capital has appointed Zubin Irani to managing direct in its operations group in Asia-Pacific. He will relocate to the company’s Singapore office from New Delhi, India. In his new role, Irani will aim to build out the firm’s operations and boost talent management and performance across the firm’s various portfolios, the company said in… Continue Reading

Rokos Hires Goldman's Riley For New Hedge Fund

Former Goldman Sachs co-head of Asia Pacific macro trading, Stuart Riley, has joined Brevan Howard ex-trader Chris Rokos in his new venture, according to media reports. Rokos, who reportedly made $4 billion for Brevan Howard between 2004 and 2012, began setting up his own fund after a legal dispute with Brevan came to an end… Continue Reading

Emerging Capital Partners Appoints Seyi Owodunni to Managing Director

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), a pan-African private equity firm with seven offices across Africa, appointed Seyi Owodunni as Managing Director of the firm’s Lagos, Nigeria office. According to reports, his new role will be to source and secure investment opportunities and help lead initiations to drive strategic and operational improvements. “As West Africa continues to… Continue Reading

Sberbank hires CFO, HR chief for investment arm

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has made two senior appointments for its investment arm Sberbank CIB, hiring Paul Goldfinch from Swiss bank UBS as chief financial officer and Annie Jordan from London-based headhunter Lansdowne International as head of human resources. Continue Reading

VTB Capital appoints new interim CEO

Nick Hutt has been appointed interim CEO of VTB Capital plc. He is a key member of the VTB Capital team and has been working in the London office since 2008 as CFO of the company’s international business. Atanas Bostandjiev will be leaving his current position to pursue other business opportunities. Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital hires analyst for Southeast Asia, Mongolia

By Andrei Skvarsky. Asia Frontier Capital (AFC), a Hong Kong-based fund management company that specialises in investing in Asian frontier markets, has hired Scott Osheroff from Pathfinder Capital Management as a research analyst for Southeast Asia and Mongolia. {{{?}}} Osheroff, who joined AFC on May 1, will be based in Phnom Penh for nine months… Continue Reading