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Lyxor Americas bolsters hedge fund advisory and customised solutions with CIO appointment

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Opalesque Industry Update - Lyxor Asset Management, the global investment manager with more than $160 billion under management, has appointed Kunjal Shah as Chief Investment Officer of its U.S.-based subsidiary, Lyxor Asset Management Inc. (Lyxor Americas). Kunjal Shah brings more than 20 of experience in hedge fund manager selection, investment due diligence and monitoring. In his new role, Mr. Shah will further develop Lyxor Americas' investment offering to respond to increasing client demand for advice and customized hedge fund solutions.

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

Mr. Shah joined Lyxor Americas in August 2014 as Global Head of Hedge Fund Research from Arden Asset Management, where he was a Partner and Managing Director. Prior to that, he was a Director and Co-Head of Hedge Fund Credit Risk Management for the Americas at Deutsche Bank. He was also member of the Hedge Fund credit team at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, where he led due diligence and monitoring.

Andrew Dabinett, CEO of Lyxor Americas, said: "Kunjal's extensive capital markets experience and knowledge of hedge fund strategies is well respected by clients and industry participants alike. Kunjal is a key member of the team leading our global effort to help clients improve outcomes in their hedge fund investments."

Kunjal Shah, said: "After nearly 6 years at Lyxor Americas, I'm delighted to take up the mantle as CIO. I am thrilled to continue to work with my colleagues in the U.S. and globally to bring Lyxor's distinctive alternative investment capabilities and solutions to clients. I am proud of what Lyxor has accomplished in the dedicated managed account and advisory space, and look forward to expanding those offerings."

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