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Hedge fund manager Harmonic Capital strengthens team with appointment of partner

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - Harmonic Capital Partners, an established quantitative hedge fund manager offering macro and currency programs to institutional investors, announces the appointment of Per Ivarsson as Partner.

Mr Ivarsson, who joined Harmonic in 2007, will work alongside the other Investment Partners to make key investment decisions and develop Harmonic’s alpha models. Prior to joining Harmonic, Per worked at Ocado where he developed optimisation algorithms to increase the efficiency of customer deliveries across the UK. He has a first class honours degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Commenting on the appointment, David Pendlebury, CEO of Harmonic Capital, said:

“We are delighted to appoint Per as a Partner which reflects his considerable contribution to the growth and success of Harmonic. We now have a team of 12 dedicated to research, development and trading which further enhances our ability to meet the growing demand from institutional investors for macro strategies.”

(press release)

About Harmonic Capital Partners
Harmonic Capital Partners is a macro hedge fund manager specialising in relative value trading strategies.

Harmonic employs long/short relative value based trading strategies complemented by directional trading on a systematic basis in a broad range of markets to offer Currency and Macro programs. This quantitative approach differs from so called “black box managers” because the investments are clearly explainable and understandable. Furthermore this approach is not dependent on statistical patterns, high frequency trading, special relationships or transient market inefficiencies. Simply put, Harmonic is a disciplined macro manager.

The Harmonic team comprises of 19, with 12 dedicated to research, development and trading. Harmonic was established in 2002 and is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority. Assets under management are currently $916m. Clients are predominately institutional investors in Europe and North America.

Further information about Harmonic can be found at: Source

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