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Lyxor names Daniel G. Rizzuto as new head of business development for U.S. business

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management, the global investment manager with approximately $160 billion under management, has appointed Dan Rizzuto as Head of Business Development of its U.S.-based business, Lyxor Asset Management Inc. (Lyxor Americas).

Rizzuto brings decades of experience to the role and has an extensive record of managing business development and investor relations teams in the alternative investments industry. Mr. Rizzuto assumed the role from Andrew Dabinett, who was promoted to CEO of Lyxor Americas in August 2018.

Lyxor Americas was established in 1999 and is comprised of hedge fund research, due diligence, risk, portfolio management, and structuring teams providing fiduciary management services and helping clients allocate to alternative strategies more effectively.

The team combines extensive hedge fund investment expertise and leading managed account and structuring capabilities to develop alternative investment solutions customized for client needs.

Rizzuto has more than 25 years of experience in the alternative investments industry. He joins Lyxor Americas from Lyxor's corporate parent, Societe Generale, where he served as Head of Capital Introductions, Americas.

In this role, he led a team of alternative investment professionals to expand the understanding of alternative investments and build relationships between institutional investors and alternative investment managers.

Rizzuto held prior roles at firms including fixed income arbitrage manager West Side Advisors, where he was founding director; Graham Capital Management, where he led business development; and multi-strategy systematic macro manager DKR Fusion, where he was president. Mr. Rizzuto began his career in alternative investments more than 25 years ago at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

Andrew Dabinett, CEO of Lyxor Americas, said: "We are excited to have someone of Dan's caliber and experience to lead our Business Development team. He is a seasoned leader with considerable experience in developing meaningful client relationships. We look forward to working with Dan and leveraging his alternatives expertise to serve our growing Americas client-base."

Dan Rizzuto, said: "I'm thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to bringing Lyxor's distinctive alternative investment capabilities and innovative solutions to clients. Lyxor's alternative investment and structuring expertise, developed and refined over the last 20 years, provides powerful tools to help clients pursue returns, diversify portfolios and mitigate risks."

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