Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, grabbed Paul Chambers as Head of Quantitative Investment & Research, a newly-created role within the business. He will lead Man GLG’s efforts in using quant techniques and alternative data to supplement and enrich the fundamental research process, working alongside discretionary portfolio managers to enhance the opportunity to generate alpha. Chambers came from Balyasny where he was a quantitative equity Portfolio Manager over the past 18 months. Prior to this, he worked at Man Group for nine years, most recently as Partner and Head of Equities at Man AHL, where he was responsible for systematic strategies trading equity index futures, cash equities and ETFs. Chambers will report to Teun Johnston, CEO of Man GLG.
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BCS Global Markets appointed Alexey Bachurin as its new Head of Equities. Bachurin will oversee all BCS GM’s Equities Trading Departments. With more than 20 years of experience, he came from IFC Metropol. Earlier he worked at Metallinvestbank and Rennaissance Capital. He will be based in London and report to Global Equities Co-Heads EquLuis Saenz and Oleg Achasov.
GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, promoted Michael Hollander to Managing Director, and Stephen Master and KJ McConnell to Principal. Hollander joined GTCR in 2008 and became a Principal in 2014. Master joined GTCR in 2008 and became a Vice President in 2012. McConnell joined GTCR as a Vice President in 2014.
Mizuho Americas landed Vamil Divan, Managing Director, as senior healthcare analyst covering large cap pharmaceutical and biotechnology. He joins an expanding healthcare equity research team that includes Senior Biotechnology Analysts Mara Goldstein, Salim Syed, and Difei Yang, and Healthcare Services Senior Analyst Ann Hynes, as well as James Yoo in Healthcare Specialty Sales. Divan joins Mizuho from Credit Suisse where he spent more than a decade as senior analyst covering the US pharmaceuticals sector. Prior to Wall Street, he worked at Pfizer Inc. and Roche. Divan is based in New York and reports to Head of Equity Research, Susan Gilbertson. [IMGCAP(1)]
Robinhood Markets grabbed Dan Gallagher, a former commissioner for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as a new Board member. Gallagher is Robinhood’s first independent board member. He was an SEC commissioner from 2011 to 2015, and is currently the deputy chair of the securities department at law firm WilmerHale.
According to Reuters, Alex Ehrlich, co-head of the prime brokerage business at Morgan Stanley, plans to retire at the end of 2019, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters and confirmed by a spokesman. Ben Walker, who also co-heads the business, will become the sole chief of the unit, the Oct. 7 memo said. Ehrlich joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 after roles at UBS AG and Goldman Sachs in a career spanning 40 years.
Nivaura, a regulated fintech company focused on primary market digitization and automation, announced that Chris Jones joined the company. He will focus on market structure and product strategy. Prior to joining Nivaura, Jones was Managing Director and Global Head of Local Currency Syndicate at HSBC for 15 years, working on a wide spectrum of international fixed income capital raising transactions. Before HSBC, Jones worked in a similar role at Deutsche Bank.
Goldman Sachs has hired Melissa Plaza-Marriott, who most recently spent more than four years at Morgan Stanley in its financial sponsors team, a spokesman confirmed. Plaza-Marriott, who began her career at Goldman Sachs in 2001, also previously worked in the financial sponsors teams at Lazard and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She becomes a managing director at Goldman.
Digital Vega, an FX Options e-trading platform and provider of options trading solutions, announced three senior appointments:
Simon Nursey, Head of Asia. Nurseyjoins from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was Head of FX Options Trading in Asia since 2012. Prior to this he was Global Head of Currency Options trading at BNP Paribas for 17 years, working in both London and Singapore.
Asa Attwell, Head of Product Development. Attwell was previously Head of EMEA FX and Emerging Markets at Nomura. Prior to this he worked at BNP Paribas for 16 years in a variety of FX Options roles, concluding his time there as Head of G10 FX trading.
Laura Winkler, EMEA Relationship Manager. Winkler previous roles include Relationship Manager at Currenex, and FX Relationship Manager for the UK and Switzerland at Thomson Reuters. She joins from Luxoft Financial services, where she was a Relationship Manager.