Thursday, 26 November 2015
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May 8 2012 | 10:06am ET
Nascent hedge fund C8 Investments, founded by two former BlueCrest Capital Management principals, has hired a Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive to head its distribution effort.
Mike Ward will join the quantitative hedge fund shop after leaving BofA at the end of this month. He is charged with leading C8's sales and marketing, Financial News reports.
Former BlueCrest principals Mattias Eriksson and Patrick Finn founded C8 last year, alongside hedge fund veteran Justin Freeman and Swedish commercial real-estate executive Anton Varnäs. Eriksson and Finn worked for BlueCrest's flagship managed futures fund, BlueTrend.
C8 has yet to launch its maiden systematic multi-strategy fund, although it is expected to debut within the coming months.
At BofA, Ward is head of equity sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He resigned this week.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…