New Hedge Fund Occitan Adds Nomuran As CEO

Sep 28 2010 | 11:34am ET

Occitan Capital Partners is beefing up its top ranks in advance of the launch of its maiden hedge fund. The new firm, founded this summer by former Goldman Sachs traders Herve Gallon and Thomas de Gardiel-Thoron, has hired John Candillier as CEO.

Candillier, who worked with Gallo at Lehman Brothers and Nomura, joins from the latter, where he was head of distribution for continental Europe. Gallo told Financial News that Candillier is “a natural fit” for the new hedge fund.

At London-based Occitan, Candillier will be joined in the c-suite by the recently hired Sophie Thieux-Billiard, the former Credit Suisse prime brokerage sales director who was hired earlier this month as the new hedge fund’s chief operating officer. In addition, former Osmosis Investment Management COO Jesse McCormick has been named head of operations.

Occitan plans to launch its first hedge fund on Nov. 1. That fund has already lined up a pair of anchor investors, a European seeder which will also get a share of its revenue, and a U.S. fund of hedge funds.


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