Hedge Fund Job Report: Platinum Management, George Weiss & Co and Carlson Capital

April 28th, 2010
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In this week’s hedge fund hiring report, we look at recent additions made by Platinum Management, George Weiss & Company and Carlson Capital. Mark Nordlicht’s Platinum Management has added a lead portfolio manager, while George Weiss & Co and Carlson Capital have poached research team members from hedge fund rivals.

Platinum Management has hired Uri Landesman as a portfolio manager for its Multi-Strategy hedge funds. Mr. Landesman, who has more than 25 years of experience in equity investments, recently announced his departure from ING Investment Management America, where he headed the global growth group, managing $1.7 billion in pension accounts. According to Investment News, Mr. Landesman will step in as president of Platinum Partners, leaving ING in what both parties have described as an “amicable” departure.

Mr. Landesman will co-manage Platinum’s hedge funds with managing partner Mark Nordlicht, who founded the firm in 2003. The firm’s multi-strategy funds currently have approximately $500 million in assets under management.

Hartford, CT-based multi-strategy manager George Weiss Associates has hired Michael Manley as a senior analyst in its New York City office. Prior to joining George Weiss, Mr. Manley held a senior analyst position at fixed income start-up WestSpring Advisors. Before WestSpring, he held a similar role at R3 Partners, which is now part of BlackRock. Prior to R3 Capital, Mr. Manley worked in the equity research division at Credit Suisse. George Weiss & Company was launched in 1980 and currently has approximately $2,000 billion in assets under management.

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For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Carlson Capital
Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers
Highland Capital Management
Platinum Management
WestSpring Advisors
Related People: Brad Means; Clint Carlson; Eric Phillipps; Francisco Drohojowski ; George Weiss; Greg Stuecheli; James Dondero; Jason Karp*; Mark Nordlicht; Mark Okada; Mike McMahon; Orest B. Stelmach; Patrick H. Daugherty; Paul Kauffman; Ralph Nacey; Ronald Hulme*; Uri Landesman
Related Entities: George Weiss & Associates; Highland Credit Strategies Fund; Highland Floating Rate Fund & Highland Floating Rate Advantage Fund; Highland Private Equity Strategy; Highland Real Estate Strategy; Platinum Diversified Mining, Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations; Platinum Energy Resources; Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisors; Asgard Investment Corp; Black Diamond Hedge Funds; Carlson Alternative Advisors; Carlson Capital GP; Carlson Capital LP; Carlson Offshore Advisors; Double Black Diamond LP; FRM Capital Advisors; George Weiss Associates Inc; GWA LLC ; Highland Long/Short Equity Fund; Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund LP; Weiss Multi-Strategy Partners LLC; West Spring Advisors; WestSpring Fund, L.P.; WestSpring Partners
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Hedge Fund Jobs, Hirings and Firings; Hedge Fund Spotlight Reports

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