Daily People Moves – 28 August

Los Angeles

Hedge Funds

Madava Asset Management has hired Nedim Soylemez as a Senior Portfolio Manager, to trade natural gas, oil and energy. He previously led global natural gas trading business within its global commodities division at JPMorgan Chase.

Tina Constantinides has been promoted to Head Investor Relations at Paulson & Co. Constantinides. She replaces James Wong.

Sara Nainzadeh is preparing to launch a new hedge fund, Centenus Global Management backed by Izzy Englander’s, Millennium, where she was longtime Portfolio Manager.

IBD / Capital Markets

Societe Generale has appointed Florian Dumas  as Head of Financial Institutions Sales for Fixed Income and Currencies Global Markets in Asia Pacific, a new role at the firm.

Private Banking / Wealth Management

Robert Lester and Stephanie Karpow who managed $156 million in client assets at MSI Financial have joined Ameriprise.

Private Equity / Direct Investment

Jihan Bowes-Little the trader known as much for his rap skills as his trading ability has left J.P. Morgan’s private bank in Los Angeles, to start his own venture capital firm, Bracket VC.

Nancy Ford has been appointed an MD in KKR’s San Francisco office. Ms. Ford previously worked at FFL Partners, a PE firm that invests between $50m and $300m in middle-market companies and raised $2bn fund in 2015.

Katsuyuki Kuki  has been appointed new Chairman and Representative Director at Blackstone to advise and support the firm in investing and capital raising efforts in Japan.