Wednesday, June 12, 2024

AFI people moves round-up: Week ending 16 June

The week’s top people move headlines in alternative asset management, from public sources and AFI analysis of regulatory filings. (Pro and Executive members can get daily updates here).

Citadel plans Japan buildout

Ken Griffin has said Citadel‘s forthcoming Japan office will start with some existing staff moved to the country but local hires will be an important factor.

“In the long run, our teams are built with local talent,” Griffin told Bloomberg in Hong Kong. The planned office is awaiting regulatory approval. Citadel Securities opened its Tokyo office last year.

Hudson Bay joins biggest multi-strats in Dubai

Hudson Bay Capital Management has become the latest large multi-strategy manager to open a hub in Dubai, joining five of the seven other $10bn-plus US operators. The Greenwich, CT-based firm has appointed Chiara Chabanne to be its first portfolio manager in the region, as well as senior executive officer.

She previously worked at Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, which also has an office in the emirate. Read more.

Aaro appoints COO

Aaro Capital, the cryptoassets and DLT investment specialist, has appointed Saul Benjamin as COO. He joins the team of 20 and will be based in London reporting to CEO Peter Habermacher.

See all regulatory changes from this week on the AFI Decision-Makers Tracker