New York-based hedge fund firm Highbridge Capital Management is continuing to expand through another round of hiring spree.
The New York Times reported that Highbridge, which sees big opportunities in Europe, has added two more employees to the region.
Juan Lamo de Espinosa left York Capital Management two weeks ago to join Highbridge’s London office in July, where he will lead the European equities unit; he is expected to bring up to four traders with him. Highbridge’s second hire is Owain Griffiths, who was most recently the manager for European credit at Tricadia Capital.
Higbridge recruited John Aylward, a portfolio manager from Claren Road Asset Management, last month to join its London office. Prior to that, Highbridge lured two SAC Capital Advisors portfolio managers to manage money for its stock trading funds.
The London office of Highbridge manages about 25% of the firm’s $29 billion in global assets under management. The firm is owned by JPMorgan Chase.