The Deloitte Center for Financial Services announced the appointment of a new executive director Thursday.
The Center, which aims to provide insight and research to help improve the business performance of hedge funds, has hired Jim Eckenrode to set its overall strategy. Some of Eckenrode’s responsibilities will include "providing forward-looking and actionable financial services research, client forums and webcasts to clients."
Eckenrode has over 10 years of financial research experience under his belt and was most recently a banking research executive at financial advisory firm TowerGroup.
Launched in 2008 as an unit of financial consulting giant Deloitte, the Center also services banks and capital markets firms, private equity firms, mutual funds, insurance providers and real estate organizations around the world.