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).
Cambridge Associates names investing head
Cambridge Associates has appointed Samantha Davidson as its next president and head of global investing. As a member of the executive leadership team, she will report into CEO David Druley. Prior to Mercer she spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs.
“Samantha is a deeply experienced investment leader in the asset and wealth management industry,” said Druley. “Her expertise in designing and providing customized portfolios across traditional and alternative asset classes will allow Cambridge Associates to continue our focus of providing best-in-class service to our pension, endowment, foundation, and private wealth clients, globally.”
New Jersey hires new PE chief
Dana Johns has been named head of private equity by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Division of Investment. She joins from the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, where she spent more than a decade.
Taconic promotes co-CIO as DeLong retires
Taconic Capital Advisors has announced that Christopher DeLong will be retiring from his role as principal and CIO at the end of the year. Nate Kempner, a principal and co-chair of the firm’s investment committee, will assume the role of co-CIO alongside Taconic’s Co-Founder, Frank Brosens.
Elliott’s head of stewardship leaves
Christine O’Brien has resigned as head of investment stewardship at activist manager Elliott Management, according to a Reuters report. She spent 12 years at Paul Singer‘s firm.
Platt’s BlueCrest partners with Arcesium
BlueCrest Capital Management, led by Mike Platt, has agreed to commence the implementation of Arcesium‘s fully integrated technology platform and financial operations professionals, which will support BlueCrest’s operational teams.
BlueCrest will seek to leverage Arcesium’s cloud-based infrastructure, which assists with post-trade operations and middle- and back-office workflows, the companies said in a statement.
See all 74 regulatory changes from this week on the AFI Decision-Makers Tracker