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People Moves: Insparo Expands MENA Hedge Fund Team

New York (HedgeCo.net) – UK-based limited liability investment group, Insparo Asset Management, has appointed Man Investments’ Emma Robinson as Investor Relations Manager to the Africa and Middle East Fund, which has returned over 45% since the start of 2009.

The Africa and Middle East Fund has a range of hedge fund and emerging market investors in Europe, Middle East and the US. Emma will also take on responsibility for the firm’s investor communications and client liaison.

“The return our Africa and the Middle East strategy has made in the last 18 months has, unsurprisingly, drawn a lot of attention from investors.” Jamie Allsopp, the fund’s investment manager, said, “Frontier markets are in relatively robust fiscal positions when compared to their OECD counterparts, and the investment community is generally underweight this enormous growth opportunity. With the confluence of our historic returns and our optimistic outlook for our region we feel that it is the right time to increase our capabilities in client services.”

Before joining Insparo, Emma spent two years at Man Investments as an institutional sales assistant before heading up Man’s UK consultant relationship management. Prior to joining Man, Emma was with recruitment consultancy Venn Group.

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