BlackRock has hired former hedge fund manager Justin Ferrier as a managing director for Asian private credit investment, according to an e-mailed statement.
Bloomberg News reports that Ferrier will start in BlackRock’s Singapore office in June, focusing on mid-market and special-situations investments in the region, according to the statement from BlackRock. Ferrier early this year said he is shutting Myo Capital Advisers’ eight-year-old hedge fund he founded, after a big investor pulled its money.
In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Jefferies has hired five senior Credit Suisse bankers as it seeks to expand its investment-banking technology business from San Francisco, according to a person with knowledge of the moves.
William Brady joined the New York-based investment bank Tuesday as vice chairman of Jefferies and chairman of technology investment banking, a new role, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the hires haven’t been made public. Brady, who was chairman of Credit Suisse’s global technology investment banking group, had been at the Swiss firm for at least 17 years.
Yahya, a managing director at the bank, is departing the U.S. firm this week, one of the people said, asking not to be named as the information is private.