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.”


In Depth

Humble in Hofstra...One Debate an Election Can Make

Sep 26 2016 | 10:20am ET

Tonight's U.S. Presidential debate, infamously coined the “Humbling in Hofstra...

Lifestyle

Quattrex Sports AG Debuts Soccer-Focused UCITS Fund

Sep 9 2016 | 9:54pm ET

Innovative alternative investment company Quattrex Sports has unveiled a new UCITS...

Guest Contributor

Malik: The Ever-Changing Middle Market and The Entering Class of 2016

Sep 2 2016 | 5:01pm ET

Deal sourcing and origination is only going to get more competitive given current...