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Emerging manager platform QuantX hires new COO, CIO

Friday, July 04, 2014

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

Robert Parauda, who was a co-portfolio Manager at Lanx Management LLC from 2009 to 2013 and Global Head of Equity at Deutsche Bank, where he ran a portfolio of $6 billion across 110 funds for 10 years, will start his new position as CIO at QuantX Management in New York on July 15th. There, he will run the firm’s multi-manager platform, Michael Tew, one of the firm’s partners, told Opalesque.

QuantX Management has provided portfolio management services from its offices in London and New York and traditionally has been a closely held family office vehicle.

The firm has recently hired Alex Masotti, formerly of IKOS and Copper River Management, to be its President and COO.

Along with Mr. Parauda, Mr. Masotti plans to build QuantX into an institutional multi-manager allocation platform that provides customizable and transparent emerging manager investment portfolios. In addition, Mr. Masotti and QuantX are in the process of launching multiple new business lines including a planned ETF and scalable separately managed account platform.

The firm allocates capital to emerging hedge fund managers through a sophisticated software platform that emphasizes real-time transparency and risk management. The technology it employs enables on-the-spot portfolio analysis, sub-account reconciliation, and various profit and loss management......................

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