CQS appoints Hotimsky as chairman

CQS, a credit-focused global multi strategy asset management firm, has appointed Marc Hotimsky as chairman.

As a senior member of the management team, Hotimsky will assist in furthering the institutional focus of the business.

Hotimsky started his career in 1978 as a credit analyst at JP Morgan. Among other roles he co-founded New Finance Capital, a fund of hedge fund business that was acquired by Schroders in 2006. He ran Schroders New Finance Capital until 2011.

In his previous roles he has been responsible for bond trading, sales and origination, high yield debt, emerging markets, foreign exchange and money markets, commodities, real estate finance, and fixed income research.

Michael Hintze, CQS’ chief executive and senior investment officer, said: “Marc will help us to identify opportunities to strengthen and deepen our footprint and trading talent in what we see as an exciting time for alternative asset managers.”

CQS was founded in 1999 and has grown to a $11.9bn business since. Its first hedge fund was launched in 2000. Since then the firm has expanded its offering to include additional strategies and bespoke solutions in the areas of multi-strategy, convertibles, asset backed securities, credit, loans and equities.

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