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Gottex to restructure its business, promotes Kevin Maloney, Bill Landes

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Kevin Maloney
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

According to industry sources, Gottex Fund Management plans to change its business structure. The Swiss asset manager wants to overlay its functional structure with a business-unit approach.

Gottex manages a range of commingled and bespoke portfolios, including funds of hedge funds (FoHF), multi-asset funds and a real asset fund. There is also LUMA Solutions Services, Gottex� services company, which offers a full service managed account platform.

In this restructuring, Gottex� multi-asset business, its managed accounts and platform business LUMA and its Asian unit would complement the core FoHF business.

To achieve this, Gottex appointed Kevin Maloney as deputy chief investment officer of the FoHF business. Maloney had been Senior Managing Director, Head of Risk Management, at Gottex�s Boston offices since 2003. The firm also appointed Bill Landes as deputy CIO. Landes had been Senior Managing Director at Gottex since 2008, also in Boston.

A business unit strategy approach can focus on driving a business to full economic potential, whether through an annual planning process, a transformation effort or full turnaround (a business unit is a logical eleme......................

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