Lombard Odier Names Doctor New Healthcare Manager

Oct 27 2011 | 6:40am ET

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has named a Bank of America Merrill Lynch veteran to manage the healthcare strategy for its flagship hedge fund.

Bruce Turner, an assistant professor of medicine at both the Thomas Jefferson University and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, takes over from portfolio manager Jim Patricelli. He will be based in New York, working on the 1798 Fundamental Strategies and Global Equity Long/Short funds.

"Healthcare is an important sector within our multi-strategy fund and we are delighted to have Bruce's scientific as well as financial background on board," Aziz Nahas, chief investment officer, told HedgeWeek. "This is a sector in which experience of managing money married with scientific insight are immensely helpful."


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