West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net)- Soon after the scheduled departure of several senior traders and executives was announced, hedge fund GLG Partners has begun hiring new experts to fill in the gap.
Experts such as as Galia Velimukhametova, Fabrice Bay, and most recently Driss Ben-Brahim, a star Goldman Sachs emerging markets trader. He is to manage and hopefuly expand GLG’s $1.2 billion special situations portfolio.
Galia Velimukhametova is to join the hedge fund’s London office as a Portfolio Manager. With extensive background in the area, Galia will focus on distressed situations. Galia joins GLG from King Street Capital, where she was a Managing Director and Member of the European Investment Committee.
Fabrice Bay was previously a Managing Director at DWS/Deutsche Asset Management in Frankfurt, his significant experience in managing global long-only and 130/30 portfolios will play an important role in driving forward GLG’s offerings in these areas, according to GLG.
As of March 31, 2008, GLG has managed a net AUM (assets under management) of over $24.0 billion. GLG’s capital appreciation strategies target long-term capital appreciation through diversified portfolios of global equities and bonds.
Since its inception in 1995, GLG has built on the roots of its founders in the private wealth management industry to develop into one of the world’s largest and most recognized alternative investment managers, while maintaining its tradition of client-focused product development and customer service.
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