Friday, 28 November 2014
Last updated 37 min ago
Jun 25 2014 | 6:43am ET
A new hedge fund helmed by two Soros Fund Management veterans has lured a second Goldman Sachs alumnus into the fold.
Hong Kong-based Pleiad Investment Advisors hired Masaki Taniguchi as chief operating officer, AsianInvestor reports. Taniguchi’s addition follows that in April of former Goldman prime brokerage executive Vien Chiu, who was named CFO of the new hedge fund.
Pleiad, founded by ex-Soros managers Kenneth Lee and Michael Yoshino, plans to launch its maiden fund in the third quarter with more than US$150 million, much of it provided by seeder HS Group. HS itself was founded by a former Goldman Sachs executive, Johannes Kaps.
Taniguchi was head of regional product strategy and development in Asia for Goldman Sachs Asset Management until his departure in April. Prior to joining GSAM—his second stint at Goldman—in 2012 he spent more than a decade at Sparx Group as chief operating officer.
Nov 4 2014 | 9:45am ET
Data management is important to every business, but for hedge funds, it is critical. FINalternatives recently asked Peter Sanchez, CEO of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, how fund managers can deal with the demands of managing data while at the same time remain transparent and abide by operational best practices. Read more…
Reg NMS created a huge bifurcation in equity markets and while much of what has followed has been positive, in terms of lower fees and greater liquidity, many traders would like to see the market come...