Hedge Fund Administrator ALPS Focuses On East Coast Expansion

Aug 8 2011 | 8:53am ET

ALPS Fund Services, a provider of administration services to the alternative asset management industry, is expanding it East Coast operations and has named Michael Gull to lead the effort.

Gull, who takes the reins as vice president of business development, will be based in the firm’s New York office.

“With the continued growth of our Boston operations and the large number of managers launching new products in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, we are excited to have Michael on the ground for us in Manhattan,” said Jeremy May, president of ALPS Fund Services. “Michael has a proven history of excellent client service that is perfectly suited to his new role here. We’re delighted to have him on board.”

Gull comes to ALPS from INFONIC AG, a provider of software solutions to the alternative investment sector, where he was head of U.S. sales. Previously, he held director level positions in the investment banking industry with Citigroup and Bear Stearns, where he sold prime brokerage to hedge fund managers.

Headquartered in Denver with offices in Boston, New York, and Seattle, ALPS manages more than $3 billion in assets and provides servicing to approximately $300 billion in client assets.

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