The Chicago-based bank Northern Trust has appointed Sheldon Woldt to a newly created role of head of the Middle East, responsible for leading the continued growth of its business in the region.
Middle Eastern investors are increasingly looking to make fund of hedge fund investments, according to Francisco Arcilla, head of funds of hedge funds at French group Axa Investment Managers.
DWS Investments, part of the Deutsche bank Group, continues to expand in emerging markets with the appointment of Luiz Ribeiro as head of Latin American Equities.
Zurich-based Falcon Private Bank, acquired by Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments PJSC in April 2009, is set to expand its operations in the Middle East.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has appointed Benjamin Weston as global head of alternative investments, joining from Helvetica Wealth Management, a company controlled by Credit Suisse and the State of Qatar.
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Arnaud Chrétien (former quantitative manager for the sovereign fund Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and later the Global CTA desk at SGAM AI) has set up Aequam Capital, an independent, quantitative fund management company, based in Paris.