Systematic Alpha Taps RJ O’Brien Vet As Marketing Head

Jan 18 2012 | 9:06am ET

Former RJ O’Brien Fund Management business development SVP Timothy Phillips has joined the New York-based quant  CTA Systematic Alpha Management as marketing director.

Phillips, an institutional marketing and relationship management specialist, began his career at Citibank in 1991, leaving in 1993 to join New York-based commodities firm Refco, where he held various positions over the next 12 years, including managing director of the Refco alternative investments group. In 2006 he founded Emerald Advisors, acting as the U.S. representative for the Dublin-based fund of funds Abbey Capital.

“Tim will be a welcome addition to our team,” said Peter Kambolin, Systematic Alpha Management’s CEO and COO. “He brings with him an established list of contacts and a clear understanding of the sales process and the protocol for marketing managed futures strategies. He has a proven record of accomplishment, and we look forward to working with him as we expand Systematic Alpha Management’s investor base.”

Systematic Alpha Management is a fully systematic, quantitative CTA trading a diversified mix of the most liquid global equity and currency markets.

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