Optima Fund Management Adds Managing Director

Jan 5 2012 | 11:59am ET

Optima Fund Management has announced that Alex Sandhaus has joined the firm as a managing director. Sandhaus will be responsible for expanding the firm’s global institutional and private wealth relationships across all distribution channels and will report directly to the CEO and founder of Optima, Dixon Boardman. He will be based in the New York headquarter office.

“We could not be more excited that Alex has joined Optima as we continue to build the firm into a stronger, global institutional competitor,” said Boardman. “Few have the proven track record, offshore and US domestic experience, impeccable reputation, and integrity that Alex brings, and we know our existing and new investors will benefit from his insights.”

“Optima has all the critical ingredients required by global institutional investors and consultants investing in alternative asset managers,” said Sandhaus. “It is a first class firm with outstanding risk management, a perfect balance between traditional and innovative proprietary technology, and a superior long-term track record.”

Sandhaus has over 20 years of experience in financial products sales and marketing, having spent three years in Geneva, four years in London, and 13 years in New York. Sandhaus has worked as a Director of Deutsche Asset Management and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (New York), SVP of Lehman Brothers International (London), SVP of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. (New York), and Union Bancaire Privée (Geneva).

Optima Fund Management is a $3.3 billion private investment firm specializing in hedge fund investments and customized solutions for investors. The firm, with 50 employees in offices in New York and London, was founded in 1988.

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