Morgan Stanley Loses Portfolio Manager At Long/Short Fund

Aug 6 2010 | 12:10pm ET

Kevin Koontz has left Morgan Stanley, where he served as a portfolio manager of the Morgan Stanley Global Long/Short Fund, FINalternatives has learned.

Mustafa Jama, head and chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners' fund of hedge fund business, has taken over as interim portfolio manager for the fund, according to a spokeswoman for the firm.

Koontz joined Morgan Stanley AIP in 2006 as an executive director.

Before joining Morgan Stanley, Koontz was a portfolio manager at Ramius HVB Partners, a division of Ramius Capital, where he was responsible for the long/short equity components for fund of hedge funds vehicles.

In the last two months, Morgan Stanley has hired two senior long/short analysts for the fund.

Koontz could not be reached for comment.

*Correction: A previous version of the article misspelled Koontz's last name as Kuntz. The error was a result of his name appearing incorrectly in Morgan Stanley's SEC filings.

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