Multi-asset brokerage, execution and clearing firm Newedge has beefed up its alternative investment solutions team with five new appointments.
Leslie Richman and Duncan Crawford have been appointed co-global heads of alternative investment solutions. Richman is based in Chicago and has been successfully leading alternative investment solutions in the U.S. for almost 20 years. Crawford is based in London and has run capital introductions globally for the past 12 years. He has held various senior management and trading roles with Newedge and its predecessor firms since 1991.
Keith Johnson has been appointed global head of capital introductions, based in Chicago. Prior to this appointment, he was head of capital introductions, Americas.
James Skeggs and Ryan Duncan will co-run the advisory group globally. The AIS advisory group provides investor-focused analysis on a wide variety of hedge fund strategies, including managed futures, global macro, commodity, currency and volatility trading. Based in London, Skeggs was previously head of research. Prior to this appointment, Duncan was head of research, Americas. He is based in Chicago and, amongst other responsibilities, manages the Newedge Index committee.
Richman and Crawford report to Chris Topple, global head of prime clearing services at Newedge, while Johnson, Skeggs and Duncan report to Richman and Crawford.