MKP Announces New York, London Hires

Jun 28 2011 | 9:55am ET

Alternative asset manager MKP Capital Management has made four senior appointments in its New York and newly opened London offices.

Andrew Quessy joins the firm’s London office as a portfolio manager focusing on macro trading strategies, predominantly in developed rates and foreign exchange. Quessy comes to MKP from UBS, where he was a managing director in the proprietary macro directional trading group. Prior to that, Quessy was a Deutsche Bank managing director, and before that a partner at Brevan Howard.

The New York office will see three additions. Lauren Polen joins as vice president and associate portfolio manager for the macro fund MKP Opportunity. Polen comes to her new post from Galtere, where she was a fixed income analyst and head execution trader.

Jessica Wang joins as vice president and associate portfolio manager and will focus primarily on RMBS and CMBS for MKP Credit. Wang previously specialized in RMBS at Loews.
BlueCrest vet Fernanda Iturbe joins MKP as vice president of investor relations. Iturbe was responsible for marketing and client services across all trading strategies in the northern U.S. region for BlueCrest.

“We’re pleased to welcome these outstanding professionals as we continue the firm’s strategic expansion,” said Patrick McMahon, CEO of MKP, in a statement.

MKP Capital Management has AUM of over $4.5 billion.

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