Rokos Capital Management Taps Wilson For EM Role

Jun 23 2017 | 5:00pm ET

Chris Rokos’ macro hedge fund manager Rokos Capital Management has hired former Credit Suisse executive Robin Wilson as the $6.8 billion fund builds out staff. 

Wilson joins Rokos as an emerging markets portfolio manager, according to an article in Financial News. He was with CS for almost 20 years and served in a variety of senior roles, including head of emerging markets trading for EMEA and, most recently, central trading risk officer for the bank's global markets solutions business. Wilson reportedly left the investment bank in March of this year. 

Rokos also worked at Credit Suisse prior to leaving, along with Alan Howard and several others, in 2002 to form Brevan Howard, which subsequently became of the largest and best-known hedge funds in the world.

Wilson is the third senior hire for Rokos in the past several weeks, joining former Barclays executive Omar Gzouli and ex-Goldman Sachs managing director Ramnek Matharu at the fast-growing firm.

Founded in September 2015 and headquartered in London, Rokos initially closed his fund to new capital upon reaching $3.5 billion in AUM in February 2016. A year later, he reopened it and has quickly raised another $2 billion in investor capital. 

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