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London HF Plans Global Expansion

Mar 06, 2014
Jing Chen

London-based hedge fund giant Winton Capital is planning an expansion that will include up to 100 new hires by the end of the year.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the hires, which will bring on new sales people, researchers and data analysts, is part of a larger expansion plan that includes launching five new funds and opening offices in New York, Tokyo and Sydney.

The new offices are expected to launch sometime this year, while Winton is starting two funds targeted at European investors and two mutual funds targeted at U.S. investors. The strategy of the fifth fund has not yet been decided.

Winton, which is Europe’s fourth-largest hedge fund firm with about $25 billion in AuM, moved into a larger London office last month. It currently has another U.K. office in Oxford, as well as offices in Zurich and Hong Kong.

eVestment reported last week that Winton CEO Tony Fenner-Leitao stepped down from his role to relocate to the U.S. for undisclosed family reasons.

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