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People Moves: IMC Expands Investment Grade Credit Team

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Dutch hedge fund firm, IMC asset management, announced the hiring of a team of four senior investment professionals, and the launch of an investment grade credit corporate offering, within its core European credit capability.

The investment grade platform consisting of a long/short and a long-only capability, it will be formally launched and open to clients on 1st June 2010.

The team joins from Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch (LODH). Rodrigo Araya, who joins IMCam as Head of Investment Grade Credit Strategies, was responsible for the entire fixed income business at LODH while continuing to directly head the credit business.

The other team members joining are Oscar Jansen (who joins as Senior Portfolio Manager), Robert Manning (Head of Investment Grade Credit analysis) and Henk Wiersma (Senior Investment Grade Credit Analyst), who were running several high performing credit mandates and funds at LODH.

“The addition of this highly experienced and successful team will significantly expand the scope of asset management credit strategies delivered by IMCam to our institutional and HNWI client base.” Sander Nieuwland, CEO of IMCam commented, “We are delighted to welcome such high quality individuals, with a very strong nine year track record, and a shared vision of excellence. We believe credit is an important area of opportunity for investors and in these turbulent markets there is a greater need for talent and experience than ever.”

IMCam, part of the IMC Group, established in 1998, is a specialist asset manager of European and US credit products, including distressed debt and asset-backed securities.

Other recent key hires which reinforce IMCam’s ambitious growth plans and expansion into new business areas include W. Gregory Drennen – Head of US Structured Debt  (ex Clinton Group, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup), Jan-Hein Cremers – Head of Behavioural Quantitative Management (FDO Partners and State Street) and Vivina Berla – MD Business Development and Investor Relations (ex Merrill Lynch and Gartmore)

The E2 billion  ($2.47 billion) IMC Group was established in 1989 and is a global financial organization with a presence in Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Zug.

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