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Man Investment’s head of hedge fund research Jaime Castan quits

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London:

Jaime Castan, head of Hedge Fund Research at Man Investments in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, yesterday left his position ‘to pursue other interests.’ He told Opalesque that, with regards to his future plans, he was considering ‘several very interesting options’ and that a decision would be taken ‘soon.’

Prior to this position, Jaime was Head of Hedge Fund Research of RMF Investment Management as well as Managing Director of RMF Investment Management (USA) Corp.

He was still at RMF, the institutional fund of funds unit within Man Investments, when he participated in the Opalesque Roundtable in Zurich in March 2009 (roundtable report here).

Before joining RMF in 2006, he was Managing Director and Global Head of Risk Management for Vega Asset Management. In 2002, he worked at Credit Suisse where he was involved in manager selection. In 1995, Jaime joined Banco Santander, where he had responsibilities in asset allocation and alternative investments. He also worked at J.P. Morgan and Banco Santander, and started his career in finance in 1987 at La Caixa.

A Spanish national, Jaime is the holder of a B.A. in business and marketing from ESIC in Madrid.

London-listed Man Group plc has been in the news for much of the last two months, when it announ......................

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