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bfinance builds advisory expertise in alternatives with major Hedge Fund hire

Monday, February 06, 2012

Chris Jones
Opalesque Industry Update: In a major initiative to meet clients’ evolving needs in alternatives, bfinance, an independently owned consultancy firm providing specialist, customised and transparent financial services advice to companies and institutional investors globally, today announces the appointment of Chris Jones, Chief Investment Officer of Key Asset Management, as Head of Alternatives.

Chris Jones is Chief Investment Officer of Key Asset Management, one of Europe’s oldest funds of hedge funds with around USD 2 billion under management. Chris has 18 years’ experience in hedge funds and has authored numerous publications on related topics, specifically on trading and risk management. He is a Fellow of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, where he lectures at postgraduate level on Hedge Funds and Risk Management. Chris has a BA in Mathematics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Finance from the University of Cambridge.

bfinance has played a leading role in alternatives customised investment advice on behalf of major institutions globally over many years. The company has advised on over USD 100 billion of investments of which approximately USD 12 billion is in hedge fund mandates and USD 8 billion in private markets mandates. bfinance has strengthened its expertise in the alternatives area over the last two years with the recruitment of a specialist team as it continues to develop its capabilities in this space to meet the growing demand for a more flexible, solutions driven approach.

Chris Jones’ appointment reflects the increasing complexity of investor requirements as they move away from the traditional fund of hedge funds model. Chris will lead bfinance’s efforts to assist investors with a broader range of alternatives strategies from fund of hedge funds, alternative beta and replication through to a hybrid approach incorporating portfolios of single hedge funds. He will utilise bfinance’s extensive existing research team whilst looking to add to its expertise over time as client needs evolve.

Commenting on this major initiative, David Vafai, CEO of bfinance, said:

“bfinance has advised some of the most sophisticated investors globally on their search for alternatives managers and we have witnessed the growing demand for consultancy services which can help them strategically implement their investment objectives on an increasingly customised basis across public, private markets and hedge funds. We are delighted Chris has joined bfinance to lead our advisory business in alternatives which underlines the depth of expertise we can offer our clients in implementing investment solutions on a portfolio wide basis.”

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