Bloomberg reports that Barrett, 53, will start next week and oversee sales, investor relations, marketing and business development, Co-Chief Investment Officer Robert Goldstein said in an interview. New York-based Gotham, headed by Gotham Capital Founder Joel Greenblatt and Goldstein, had $1.45bn of regulatory assets under management as of Feb. 29, according to a brochure on the firm’s website.
Matthew Sidman, who has worked at the Boston-based fund for 15 years, plans to leave in 2013 and launch his own firm, Highfields told investors earlier this month, according to the people, who are not authorized to discuss the matter publicly because the fund is private.
The news agency also reports that Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch unit has hired veteran financial adviser Rebecca Rothstein and her 11-member team from rival brokerage Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Rothstein, based in Beverly Hills, California, was a top adviser at Morgan Stanley, where she managed about $2.5bn in client assets with her team.
Mark Teed, who has been in the industry for 25 years, managed $225m in client assets at Wells Fargo.
Hulina will be based in Stamford, Connecticut and report to Stephen Kemp, head of foreign exchange for the Americas, Rich Tang.
Finally, Bloomberg reports that Cesar Gueikian, global head of UBS’s special-situations group, quit Switzerland’s biggest bank to start a hedge fund with former colleague Andres Scaminaci, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
The departure was confirmed by Gueikian, 35, in a telephone interview, as well as by Megan Stinson, a spokeswoman for the Zurich-based bank. Theo Constantinidis, who led the unit with Gueikian, will become its sole head, Stinson said. The pair oversaw a team of about 25 people in New York, London and Hong Kong.