Symphony Hires BlueCrest’s Popkin As President

Jun 25 2010 | 7:08am ET

Symphony Asset Management has named a BlueCrest Capital Management executive its new president.

Anne Popkin will join the Nuveen Investments-affiliated firm on July 12. At Chicago-based Symphony, she will oversee all non-investment activities, including business development, client services, operations, technology and compliance.

Popkin “is a proven leader with a strong track record of success in the hedge fund industry,” CEO Gunther Stein said. “In addition to overseeing all operational and marketing activities, Anne will be responsible for growing our institutional presence globally.”

Popkin has experience in international expansion, having opened BlueCrest’s New York office in 2007. She served as head of that office and a member of the London-based firm’s global operating committee. She formerly worked at Lehman Brothers, where she was head of Americas business development and investor relations for absolute return strategies.

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