Wednesday, June 12, 2024

AFI people moves round-up: Week ending 21 April

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).

MFA appoints head of new London office

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) has opened a new office in London, with plans to increase lobbying of UK policy-makers over short-selling and other possible financial reforms.

James Martin, a policy expert with a background in the UK civil service and British Chambers of Commerce, is joining to lead the office. “I look forward to engaging with MFA members and policymakers as we enter a critical period for the alternative asset management industry,” he said.

Read the full analysis – MFA opens London office as finance reforms loom

D.E. Shaw opens two India offices

D.E. Shaw, the New York-based manager and tenth-biggest firm on the AFI Power List, has opened new offices in India in the cities of Bengaluru and Gurugram. The offices will have more than 300 employees, including existing staff, the firm told Reuters in a statement.

Check the AFI launch log for the latest new hedge fund news.

Aaro Capital names new sales director

Aaro Capital, the cryptoassets and DLT investment specialist, has appointed Axel Ullmann as sales director.

He will be working closely with CEO Peter Habermacher and other Aaro colleagues, including Liz Adnitt, who joined as sales director from Sanlam Investments in January, the firm said in a statement.

Ullmann will be based in Germany and oversee the sales and distribution activities in the region. Most recently, he worked at Degroof Petercam Asset Management and previously worked at Amundi, KBC and UBS. He started his career as a Navy Officer.

Hayfin hires head of consultant relations

Hayfin Capital Management has hired Steve Bringardner, as head of consultant relations within the partner solutions team. Based in Chicago, he joins after 12 years at BlackRock.

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