Duff’s New Firm Announces Management Team

Mar 19 2008 | 8:46am ET

FrontPoint Partners founder Phil Duff’s newly-formed Duff Capital Advisors has announced a 13-person team of senior executives.

"Every element of DCA is institutionally oriented from the front office to the back office and we are thrilled to have such a high quality group of people in place," said Duff, CEO and founder of the two-week-old, Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund.

The new team includes: Robin Roger, general counsel and partner, who joins from Jane Street Capital; Anson Beard, head of investment manager sourcing, most recently with BlackRock; Juliette Cottrill, co-head of client relations, previously with FrontPoint Partners; Georges Courtadon, chief risk officer, who joins from Athilon Structured Investment Advisors; Lance Edwards, chief technology officer, formerly with FrontPoint; Kent Lorentzen, head of operations, previously with The Bank of New York Mellon; Vivian Mandis, co-head of client relations, previously with FrontPoint; Michael McCarty, head of trading, formerly with Morgan Stanley; Mark Mennitt, head of finance and treasury, most recently at Morgan Stanley; Joseph Nugent, head of securities lending, formerly with Credit Suisse; And Gilad Rand, controller, formerly with Rhombus Capital Management.

Finally, Robert Litzenberger, a professor who was previously with Goldman Sachs, will focus risk and asset allocation and Paul Toldalagi of Business Technology Associates will focus on integrating a risk framework.

Private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg has bought a $500 million stake in the new venture, and Duff Capital itself has bought the assets of Azimuth Asset Management, which allocates money to hedge funds and sells risk-management software.

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