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MKP Capital Management hires Anthony Simpson to head European marketing

Monday, January 09, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update: MKP Capital Management, L.L.C. (“MKP”), a diversified alternative asset manager, today announced the hiring of Anthony Simpson as a Managing Director to focus on European Marketing. Mr. Simpson will be responsible for further developing MKP’s global investor base from the firm’s London office. He will work closely with partners Anoop Dhakad and Katherine Plavan, who lead MKP’s client development and investor relations efforts.

“Anthony is a proven financial marketing professional of the highest caliber and we’re proud to welcome him to our team,” said Patrick McMahon, CEO of MKP. “This announcement reflects our lasting commitment to providing exceptional client service as we continue the firm’s strategic expansion.”

With over 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Simpson was most recently Co-Head of Business Development at Financial Risk Management, a London-based fund of hedge funds. Prior to that role, Mr. Simpson was Co-Head of Global Business Development at Ramius UK, Ltd. for four years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Simpson co-founded and led the Pensions & Insurance Services Group at Goldman Sachs, and held various senior positions at Merrill Lynch International, including Managing Director of Insurance and Pensions Solutions Group. Other previous positions included Director of Marketing & Client Services at PanAgora Asset Management and sales roles at Salomon Brothers. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA from Stanford University.

MKP opened its London office in May 2011. Last month, the firm also announced plans to establish a European credit team there in 2012.

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