Hedge Fund Heavy Weights keep hiring: JANA Partners, SAC Capital, Och-Ziff Capital and BlueMountain

April 22nd, 2010
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In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent additions made by hedge fund industry heavy weights JANA Partners LLC, SAC Capital Management, Och-Ziff Capital Management, and BlueMountain Capital Management. Jana Partners and SAC Capital added to their investment teams, while Och-Ziff and BlueMountain deepened their investor relations and sales capabilities.

San Francisco-based JANA Partners, which manages approximately $1.4 billion in equity assets, has brought on Gian M. Kull as a Managing Director in its New York office. Prior to joining the hedge fund manager, Mr. Kull was a sell-side research analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he covered banks and brokerage houses. Before joining Merrill, he researched high yield bank loans and private placements at AllianceBernstein. JANA Partners is an event-driven focused manager that was founded in 2001 by Managing Directors Barry S. Rosenstein and Gary Claar.

Steven A. Cohen’s hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, has also hired a former member of Merrill Lynch’s sell-side research team. SAC Capital added Lori Helwing last month as a US Economist. While at Merrill, Ms. Helwing was a US Economist on the bank’s Global Economic Research team. Before Merrill, she spent over seven years at Wellington Management Company in similar roles.

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For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
BlueMountain Capital Management
HBK Investments
JANA Partners
Och-Ziff Capital Management
Point72 Asset Management (SAC Capital)
Related People: ; Douglas Haynes (President); Alan Gerstein; Andrew Feldstein; Barry S. Rosenstein; Bryce Markus; Chandler Bocklage*; Daniel Och; David Costen Haley; David Windreich; Derek Smith; Gary Claar; Harlan B. Korenvaes*; Harold Kelly; Jeff Kushner; Laurence Hugh Lebowitz; Michael Cohen*; Peter Nussbaum*; Qi Wang*; Scott Lessing; Sol Kumin*; Stephen Siderow; Steven A. Cohen; Ted Orenstein*; Tom Conheeney*; William Edward Rose; Zoltan Varga
Related Entities: BlueCorr; BlueCrest Capital; BlueHorizon; BlueMountain CLO; BlueMountain Correlation Relative; BlueMountain Defensive Credit; BlueMountain Equity Alternatives; BlueMountain Strategic Credit; BlueMountain Timberline; BlueMountain Credit Alternatives Fund; Canvas Capital*; CR Intrinsic Investors*; Cubist Systematic Strategies; EverPoint Asset Management; Glacier Re; HBK Investments; JANA Capital LLC; JANA Master Fund LP; JANA Nirvana Fund LP; JANA Partners LP; JANA Piranha Fund LP; Och-Ziff Capital Structure Arbitrage; OZ Credit Opportunities; OZ Master Fund; S.A.C. Global Investors; SAC Meridian; SAC MultiQuant; Sigma Capital Mgmt; Walter Capital*; Ziff Brothers
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Hedge Fund Jobs, Hirings and Firings

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