BNP Boosts Hedge Fund Client Servicing Team

Oct 28 2008 | 2:01pm ET

BNP Paribas has announced a new hire and a series of promotions as it seeks to create a unified hedge fund client servicing group.

The French firm has added John Polivko to head the new team, which BNP bills as a global, transversal, multi-asset “single point of entry for hedge funds.” Polivko will be based in New York, and joins BNP from Merrill Lynch, where he led the prime brokerage client service organization. Prior to joining Merrill, he was a director at Bear Stearns’ prime brokerage.

BNP has also named three regional directors, reporting to Polivko. Victor Baker, a 10-year BNP veteran most recently working in fixed-income client services, has been named regional head of the Americas, based in New York. Neil Spice will serve as regional head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London. Like Baker, Spice most recently worked in fixed-income client services at BNP after joining the firm from the Bank of New York.

Jacqueline Man, formerly responsible for Asian client services for secondary client offering post-trade, EQD, will be the regional director in Asia, based in Hong Kong. Man worked at Merrill Lynch before joining BNP four years ago.

"Hedge Funds are a very important client base for BNP Paribas, following the acquisition of Bank of America's Prime Brokerage business as well as the growth of the hedge fund relationship managements team, the creation of this function is another step in better serving those clients," Talbot Stark, global head of hedge fund relationship management, said.


In Depth

Kettera Q&A: The Advantages of Alternative Investment Platforms

Oct 28 2016 | 5:52pm ET

The past several years have seen a distinct push towards easier and cheaper access...

Lifestyle

Trump Attends 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party Dressed As...Himself

Dec 5 2016 | 11:16pm ET

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a "Villains and Heroes" costume party...

Guest Contributor

Nowhere to Hide: Why the Future of Asset Management Depends on Innovation

Nov 15 2016 | 6:55pm ET

Information technology has reshaped the asset management industry’s periphery,...

 

From the current issue of

Chicago-based independent futures brokerage and clearing firm R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) has hired industry veteran Daniel Staniford as Executive Director, responsible for the firm’s institutional business development in New York and London.

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR