Monday, 20 October 2014
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Jan 18 2012 | 10:42am ET
Graham Capital Management is growing in London.
The Connecticut hedge fund plans to increase its headcount in the British capital from 15 to 25 by the end of the year, HFMWeek reports. Graham is increasing its emphasis on, and staffing of, its discretionary management business; currently, the $7.3 billion firm's London employees are evenly divided between discretionary macro and quantitative strategies.
"We have been building our discretionary management business for a long time now and having a bigger London presence allows us to recruit traders who wouldn't have been able to move to work with us in Connecticut," founder Ken Tropin told HFM. "I was initially dubious about moving to London but now it is clear how much talent is available, we have decided to upsize."
To accommodate the growth, Graham is moving its London base to new quarters on Baker Street, offices currently being vacated by CapeView Capital, the former Trafalgar Asset Managers. The new office can house up to 45 employees.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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