HONG KONG Oct 5 Segantii Capital has hired
Ambrose Meau, former head of trading at hedge fund Isometric
Investment, part of a hiring spree by the Hong Kong-based fund.
Segantii's Chief Executive Officer Kurt Ersoy confirmed the
appointment of Meau, who also previously worked at another fund
Deephaven Asia. This brings Segantii's new hires this year to at
The firm also said this week that it had hired Nigel
Hellewell, a former partner at London-based BlueCrest Capital
Management, as chief operating officer.
Investors have poured money into Segantii's fund, launched
in 2007 by the former head of Asian equity trading for HSBC
Securities Simon Sadler, following a 41 percent gain last year
and a 4.2 percent increase in 2012 through the end of August.
The fund is currently not open to fresh investments, a
practice known as "soft close" in the industry.
(Reporting by Nishant Kumar. Editing by Jane Merriman)