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Nathanaël Benzaken appointed chief executive officer for Lyxor in the U.S.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Asset management firm Lyxor Asset Management on Thursday announced two senior management appointments within Lyxor AM Inc. The appointments will be effective in August this year.

Lyxor said Nathanaël Benzaken was appointed chief executive officer for Lyxor in the U.S. He will report to Lyxor AM CEO Lionel Paquin.

According to the firm, Benzaken has over 13 years experience in asset management and is expected to bring a wealth of technical, client relationship and managerial skills to his new position. He is currently head of Managed Account Development since 2009 and deputy head of Alternative Investment business line since 2012.

Joining Benzaken in New York is Lior Segev who was appointed deputy CEO for Lyxor in the US, in addition to his current responsibilities as chief operating officer. Segev will report to Benzaken.

He currently acts as interim CEO for Lyxor Inc. and has 15 years of experience in the alternative asset management business of which the last seven years have been within Societe Generale.

Background

The movement in Lyxor’s management reflects the firm’s optimistic outlook this year. In its market outlook presented in January, Lyxor said demand in the developed economies is recovering steadily aided by supportive polici......................

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