Hedge Fund Hire Report: Trafalgar Capital, GLG Partners and Mistral Capital

December 28th, 2009
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In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent additions made by Trafalgar Capital Management, GLG Partners and Mistral Capital Partners. Trafalgar Capital has added a senior portfolio manager, while GLG and Mistral Capital have strengthened their advisory teams with the additions of industry veterans.

Hedge fund manager Trafalgar Capital Management has appointed Josh Jacobson as a senior portfolio manager and partner in the firm. According to Trafalgar, Mr. Jacobson had previously managed a long/short European equity portfolio at Jonathan Lourie’s Cheyne Capital. Before joining Cheyne, Mr. Jacobson launched his career at Salomon Brothers, where he became Director of Equity Sales after three years.

At Trafalgar Capital, Mr. Jacobson will manage the Trafalgar Trading Fund along with Chris Aarons, CEO and founder of the firm. The Trafalgar Trading Fund was launched in 2002 and uses a dynamic long/short equity trading strategy.

GLG Partners has appointed Sir John Gieve as a senior advisor. From January 2006 through February 2009, Sir John was the deputy governor of the Bank of England. In his role at GLG Partners, he will provide strategic advice to the firm “on macro-economic and wider policy issues, particularly as they have an impact on the financial services sector and the regulatory environment.”

Sir John will primarily focus on GLG’s UK Equity business, which is run by John White and Jason Mackay. The $2.37 billion group manages the GLG Alpha Select hedge fund as well as the long-only: GLG UK Select, GLG UK Growth and GLG UK Income funds.

Boston-based Mistral Capital Partners has hired Chris Kelley as a Special Advisor. In his role, Mr. Kelley will lead Mistral’s strategic and business development efforts. Prior to Mistral Capital, he was CEO of Weston Capital Management and Managing Director of Weston Capital Partners where he was responsible for the firm’s seeding and incubation of emerging hedge funds. Before Weston, Mr. Kelley was a Managing Director at Citigroup Alternative Investments, and Founder of Value Asset Management, which he helped develop into a $30 billion holding company.

Mistral Capital’s President and Chief Investment Officer McLane Cover commented that “we are thrilled to have someone of Chris’ caliber working with us on our business development and seeding efforts…Chris has a high level of integrity and a tremendously successful track record of helping emerging managers grow into meaningful organizations. We welcome Chris to the Mistral Capital Partners team and look forward to the tremendous impact he will have.”
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Cheyne Capital
GLG Partners
Mistral Capital Partners
Trafalgar Capital Management
Related People: ; Abbott Lawrence; Arjuna Gamage; Chris Aarons; David Copley; Emmanuel "Manny" Roman; Jason Mackay*; John White; Jonathan Lourie; Josh Jacobson; Lord Strathclyde; Mark Jones; McLane Cover; Noam Gottesman*; Philip Streeton; Pierre Lagrange; Sam Singer; Sarah Driscoll; Stuart Fiertz; Teun Johnston; Tristan Edwards
Related Entities: Cheyne Catastrophe LP; Cheyne Credit Defender LP; Cheyne Global Opportunities LP; Cheyne LP; Cheyne Special Situations Fund; GLG Alpha Select Fund; GLG Partners Inc; GLG UK Growth; GLG UK Income; GLG UK Select; Mistral Capital Tailwinds Fund; Trafalgar Capital Management (UK) LLP; Trafalgar Copley Fund; Trafalgar Select Fund; Trafalgar Trading Fund
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Hedge Fund Jobs, Hirings and Firings

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