Lipper's global head of investment research has joined Denver-based Curian Capital to lead its new alternative investments group.
Gabriel Burstein, who also oversaw hedge fund and mutual fund research at Lipper, was named head of Curian's investment strategy group. In addition to alternatives, the unit will handle asset allocation, market strategy and manager research.
Burstein will also lead the business' portfolio and product construction effort.
Burstein is a former head of HSBC Securities and the bank's relative-value strategy research group. He also formerly led Daiwa Securities' specialized research for hedge fund strategies and worked in global macro and proprietary trading posts at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.