BlueCrest Hires Seek Lower Risk

Sep 12 2008 | 9:07am ET

BlueCrest Capital Management has hired a team focused on lower-risk fixed-income strategies for institutional investors.

The U.K. four founding principals of the hedge fund’s new Alignment Investors group will be led by Steve Ilott, who joins from Aberdeen Asset Management. At Aberdeen, Ilott served as head of fixed-income. Also joining Alignment from Aberdeen is Andrew McCaffery, who served as head of absolute return strategy.

Ilott and McCaffery will work with George Cooper, who comes to BlueCrest from JPMorgan Chase, where he was head of fixed-income, and Richard Williams, former chief investment officer at Fischer Francis Trees and Watts.

“The launch of Alignment Investors is a natural extension of our capability in fixed-income investing, the core strategy around which BlueCrest was originally founded,” CEO Michael Platt said. “This launch will further drive our increasing focus on institutional investors for our existing alternatives products.”


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