Unigestion makes senior hedge fund team appointment

Swiss institutional fund investor Unigestion has promoted Nicolas Rousselet to head its $3.7bn hedge fund investment activities, and be a managing director in Geneva.

He will also become a member of the $12.7bn manager’s executive committee.

Rousselet (pictured) will be assisted by the hedge fund investment committee, which has industry veterans on it such as Bernard Sabrier – chairman of the company – and Patrick Fenal, vice chairman.

Rousselet was strategy manager responsible for arbitrage, credit and equity hedge strategies.

He was therefore on the firm’s hedge fund investment committee, since joining the company in 2008.

He has also worked at Fortis Investment Management – managing arbitrage and CTA strategies – and at Atlas Capital Management, also heading the arbitrage and trading teams.

Fiona Frick, Unigestion chief executive officer, said: “During the four years he has spent with us Nicolas Rousselet has demonstrated his ability to create and manage innovative and performing investment solutions for our clients.”

Alongside funds of hedge funds, Unigestion also runs minimum variance strategies, funds of private equity funds, and asset allocation services for clients of its family office business.

Reflecting the industry’s increasing need for bespoke investment products, about half Unigestion’s assets are run in segregated mandates.

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