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Newedge makes AIS appointments

05 September 2012  |  1684 views  |  0 Source: Newedge

Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, announced today the following appointments in its Alternative Investment Solutions (AIS) group, a part of Newedge's Prime Clearing Services.

Leslie Richman and Duncan Crawford have been appointed co-Global Heads of Alternative Investment Solutions, joining longstanding complementary expertise, regional insight and strong global client relationships. Leslie Richman is based in Chicago and has been successfully leading Alternative Investment Solutions in the U.S. for nearly two decades. Duncan Crawford is based in London and has run Capital Introductions globally for the past 12 years. Previously, he held various senior management and trading roles with Newedge and its predecessor firms since 1991.

Keith Johnson has been appointed Global Head of Capital Introductions, based in Chicago. Prior to this appointment, Keith was Head of Capital Introductions, Americas.

James Skeggs and Ryan Duncan will co-run the Advisory Group globally. The AIS Advisory Group provides investor-focused analysis on a wide variety of hedge fund strategies, including managed futures, global macro, commodity, currency and volatility trading. Based in London, James was previously Head of Research, EMEA, where he wrote numerous papers on hedge funds and portfolio construction topics and designed custom performance and risk reporting for managed account investors. Prior to this appointment, Ryan was Head of Research, Americas. Ryan is based in Chicago and, amongst other responsibilities, manages the Newedge Index committee.

Chris Topple, Global Head of Prime Clearing Services at Newedge, commented, "Alternative Investment Solutions are a vital and dynamically changing part of our franchise, which brings together highly talented and dedicated individuals with unique skill sets and experiences. The new structure reflects our strong focus on best of class client service on a truly global level and further enhances our core offerings."

Leslie Richman and Duncan Crawford report to Chris Topple.

Keith Johnson, James Skeggs and Ryan Duncan report to Leslie Richman and Duncan Crawford.

Alternative Investment Solutions provide sophisticated solutions combining international expertise in listed derivatives, securities and liquid OTC, centralized clearing, reporting and market access with in-depth knowledge of the needs of hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, funds of hedge funds, family offices and investors focusing on alternative investments. 

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