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Millennium taps Arrowgrass US vol arb PM

Izzy Englander’s $35bn multi-strategy hedge fund firm Millennium Management has hired Arrowgrass Capital Management portfolio manager Naren Karanam to work in its New York office, HFMWeek understands. Karanam worked in the London headquarters and New York office of the $6bn multi-strategy firm for nearly seven years, according to his LinkedIn...

A senior member of Goldman Sachs’ internal hedge fund quit for Pictet

ZhongWen Lee, a senior member of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP), an internal multidisciplinary hedge fun within the bank, quit the firm earlier in February to join Pictet Asset Management.

Lee’s moved back to London from New York to take the new role as senior investment manager at Pictet. He served as the co-head of healthcare division at GSIP for the last six and a half years and was initially based in London, but moved to New York last year after Goldman shut down the London operations of the internal hedge fund...

AKO Capital hires Fidelity short-selling specialist

London-based hedge fund AKO Capital has hired an analyst from Fidelity International to strengthen its shorting expertise. Fabien Colussi, who joins the $12bn firm this month, worked as Fidelity for 13 years, where he was a European equities analyst specialised in short-selling, according to his LinkedIn profile. Colussi will focus...

CQS appoints ex-Australian foreign minister as non-exec

Sir Michael Hintze’s CQS Management has appointed former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer as a non-executive member of its board of directors. Downer, who is the outgoing Australian High Commissioner to the UK, joins the 10-person board alongside other prominent figures, such as former UK City minister Paul Myners and...

BlueCrest grows teams in New York, London

BlueCrest Capital Management has hired a portfolio manager and two analysts in its New York office, alongside an analyst in London, HFMWeek understands. Andrew Berger joined Michael Platt’s family office as a portfolio manager in New York office this month. He previously worked as a trader in Goldman Sachs’ global...

Russekoff’s Smith Cove taps IR from Alden

Smith Cove Capital, the distressed hedge fund launched by former Perry Capital portfolio manager David Russekoff, has hired an investor relations pro from Alden Global. Marc Mendelson joined the Greenwich-based start-up this month, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was previously a managing director focused on investor relations at Alden...

Ex-Man Group, AlphaHedge execs open systematic strategy

A systematic hedge fund run by ex-Man Group and AlphaHedge executives, operating under the umbrella of US-based multi-family office Persimmon Capital Management, has opened to outside investors, HFMWeek understands. The Blue Wave Global Investors Equity Long Short Strategy (Bewls), which launched with $4m in February last year, has been made...

Steven Cohen Targets High-Frequency Trading With ‘Dark Pool’ Venture

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen is backing a startup that aims to prevent high-frequency traders from eating away at the profits of stock-pickers like himself.

The venture-capital arm of Mr. Cohen’s firm, Point72 Asset Management LP, was the first investor in Imperative Execution Inc., said representatives of the two firms. They didn’t specify the investment size. The startup is set to launch a new “dark pool” trading platform designed to counter the impact of certain high-speed trading strategies...

Alesia Haas Is Leaving Och-Ziff to Become Coinbase’s CFO

Alesia Haas, the chief financial officer at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, is leaving the investment firm after a year and a half to join cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc.

Haas will stay at the $32 billion hedge fund until June 1...

Daniel Sundheim Is Planning to Raise $4 Billion Cap for New Hedge Fund

Daniel Sundheim is on track to raise about $4 billion for his new hedge fund, making it one of this year’s largest launches.

D1 Capital Partners, run by the former...


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