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Moore Hires Greg Coffey as European Co-Chief Investment Officer

Bloomberg – Moore Capital Management LLC, founded by Louis Bacon almost two decades ago, tapped Greg Coffey, former GLG Partners Inc.’s top-performing money manager, to be co-chief investment officer of Moore’s European business.

Coffey, 37, will join London-based Moore Europe Capital Management LLP with a 12-person team. Eric Dannheim, a senior member of that team will become chief operating officer of Moore Europe.

“Greg Coffey is one of the most impressive trading professionals operating anywhere in the world today,” said Bacon in a statement announcing the hires. “I have known Greg for a number of years and we have similar views with respect to markets and investment decisions,” he said.

Bacon, 52, has been the sole chief investment officer for the New York-based firm since he started it in 1990. A so-called macro investor — chasing macroeconomic trends by trading stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities — he’s been adding employees and attracting capital this year even as other funds have been firing personnel and facing client withdrawals in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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