Swiss hedge fund specialist EIM has opened a new office in Japan and bolstered its European team as part of ongoing expansion plans.
EIM (Japan) will be jointly managed by Justin Tate and Masato Yasuda. Tate spent 13 years in debt markets division of Merrill Lynch in London, Tokyo and New York, where he held several desk-head positions.
Before EIM, Yasuda was a managing director in Merrill Lynch’s Tokyo investment banking arm for two years.
Also joining EIM are Albert Mandic as deputy head of the asset allocation department in Nyon, Switzerland and Hilton Supra as a senior marketing manager in London, whose responsibilities will include Scandinavia.
Prior to the appointments, Mandic was senior vice president of Banque Syz & Co and chief executive of 3A, Alternative Asset Advisors. Hilton worked as marketing director for Europe at Axa Rosenberg Investment Managers.
Over the past year EIM has recruited 19 new staff , the most of recent of which were Su Yin Mustier as senior analyst, and Alison Ethell, as head of institutional sales for Asia (ex-Japan).
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