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FIRM Hiring/Promotions/Departures

Two Sigma Advisers promotes 2 to co-head firm; CEO will become head of strategic investments

Two Sigma Investments is promoting Geoffrey Duncombe, managing director and chief investment officer, and Carter Lyons, managing director and director of investor relations, to co-heads of Two Sigma Advisers, the business unit that manages most of the firm’s assets, effective Jan. 1.

The duo will retain their current roles while adding oversight of Two Sigma Advisers’ investment management activities to Mr. Duncombe and all business activities to Mr. Carter, said a source who had Two Sigma's letter to clients about the executive changes and asked not to be named...

Citadel data scientist resurfaces as head of data science at Jupiter Asset Management

If you're a quantitative analyst who's looking for an opportunity of reinventing yourself as something in data science, you might want to adopt Samuel Livingstone as your role model. Livingstone was once a lowly quant analyst. Now he's head of data science at Jupiter Asset Management (as of this month.)

Livingstone's big new role follows a four month period of gardening leave after he left Citadel and served out one of the hedge fund's non-competes...

Two Sigma just appointed a Harvard neuroscientist as chief of staff

The venture capital arm of hedge fund Two Sigma Investments just hired a chief of staff with a rather unique background. Juliette Han started at Two Sigma Ventures earlier this month.

Han comes over from rival hedge fund Citadel where she was the chief of staff to the hedge fund's chief people officer, concentrating on human capital development and other strategic HR functions, according to LinkedIn. She previously held the title of chief of staff title at McKinsey & Co. as it launched its New Ventures initiative, before which she was one of their management consultants...

RenTec Partner Who Criticized Mercer Joins Venture Capital Firm

David Magerman, who left Renaissance Technologies last year in a dispute with Robert Mercer over politics, is turning his talents from trading to venture capital. He joined Differential Venture Partners as a managing partner this month....

Man embraces open source in push to lure tech talent

The chief risk officer at one of the world’s largest hedge funds is competing with Google for technologists. And the applicants are asking to keep their open-source allegiance.

Man Group’s Darrel Yawitch said new hires are looking for assurances from the hedge fund that they will be permitted to contribute to the open-source coding communities that have underpinned some of the biggest advances in technology’s brief history, from the World Wide Web to the Android operating system. ..

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