Thursday, 2 October 2014
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Aug 22 2011 | 10:29am ET
Greenwich, Conn.-based QFS Asset Management has hired Jim Conklin as director of research.
Conklin, the former head of investment research at FX Concepts, will work with QFS founder Sanford Grossman in his new role. He brings 14 years’ experience as a portfolio manager, trader and strategist specializing in FX volatility trading, currencies, commodities, fixed income relative value and long-short equity strategies, at financial institutions such as Fortress Investments and Lehman Brothers.
Conklin, who has a PhD in economics, held faculty positions at the University of Texas and the University of Madrid Carlos III prior to entering the investment management industry.
Karlheinz Muhr, the CEO of QFS, said: "I am very pleased Jim has decided to join us at QFS. We are excited about the contributions Jim will make to the disciplined investment research and management process that has defined QFS for almost two decades. As one of the longest continually-operating hedge fund organizations in the world, we were looking for a professional with sterling academic and professional credentials who shared our commitment to the applied research focus that has generated superior risk controlled returns for our clients through many different and often challenging market environments."
QFS manages $2.2 billion.
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