Linear Investments, the UK’s leading boutique prime broker and hedge fund platform, today announced it has opened its first European office, in Hamburg, providing Linear’s growing European customer base with local support.
Linear has appointed Norman Hartmann as group CTO and to head up the European office, underlining the company’s increasing drive to provide its global client-base of hedge funds, asset managers, wealth managers, family offices and professional clients support with the most streamlined and efficient suite of front-to-back office services, from execution through to Prime Brokerage, custody and settlement.
Paul Kelly, CEO, Linear Investments, comments: “Norman brings a wealth of technical experience in brokerage services platforms, having built the infrastructure at both Aquila Capital and AQX Securities. I am confident that under Norman’s guidance, Linear will continue to enhance its technology infrastructure and provide even greater efficiencies to its clients in all aspects of the services we provide. Providing the very best service to our clients is paramount to our business and we are investing across all areas of the business to ensure our high-level of client service is maintained as our client base grows.”
Norman Hartmann, CTO, Linear Investments, comments: “I am relishing the opportunity to further build upon the already impressive technology infrastructure that exists at Linear. My initial task will be to successfully oversee a range of new middle and back office infrastructure enhancements that will provide Linear’s agency and prime brokerage clients with a first-class technology experience across our services. As Head of Linear’s German branch, I’m personally looking forward to working with the larger team and helping Linear extend its local presence into continental Europe.”