UK's bfinance Hires Biz Development Director, Analysts

Oct 5 2011 | 8:57am ET

London-based financial services firm bfinance has hired MSCI vet David Crawford as business development director and added six analysts to its research and development team.
 
Prior to MSCI, where he was responsible for portfolio and risk solutions within UK and Nordic pensions & sovereign wealth funds, Crawford worked for a boutique corporate finance house specializing in raising finance for SME, and for Barclays Wealth.

In his new post at bfinance, Crawford will oversee business development in the UK, working with fellow business development directors Sam Gervaise-Jones, Pal Sarai, Ottavia Sebastiani and Richard Tyszkiewicz.
 
The analyst hires are Chris Stevens, Matthieu Tournaire, Markus Doerrie, Jordan Jones, Jean-Noel Zegermann and Arjun Kirpal who have previous experience at institutions such as HSBC Global Asset Management, J M Finn & Co, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Société Générale.

Said David Vafai, bfinance CEO: “With bfinance’s growing presence in the UK and around the globe, these new additions to the research team will be invaluable in supporting this growth and ensuring that our clients continue to get the most thorough research and tailored advice that they have come to expect from bfinance.”
 
Established in 1999, bfinance offers institutional investors services including investment strategy design, investment manager search and selection, customized portfolio implementation, analytics and monitoring. The firm’s client base includes corporate and public pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and family offices representing total assets of over $1 trillion.


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