Billionaire Ken Griffin just snagged an ex-Paulson & Co. trader for his $28 billion hedge fund, The New York Post has learned.
The newspaper reports that Griffin's hedge fund, Citadel, who has been grabbing talent from Goldman Sachs, D.E. Shaw and Point 72 Capital in recent months, hired Samantha Greenberg away from Margate Capital, the $215 million hedge fund she launched three years ago, according to an investor letter.
In the meantime, Bloomberg News reports that Ken Hitchner, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chairman and chief executive officer for the Asia-Pacific region outside Japan, is retiring after almost three decades with the firm, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Hitchner, 58, will continue in his Hong Kong-based role until mid-2019, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. He moved to Asia almost six years ago and was promoted to his current position in September 2017. A representative for Goldman declined to comment.
The New York Post also reports that Jefferies has lost the banker who led its litigation-financing unit.
Justin Brass, a Managing Director in the bank’s Special Situations Group, left the bank this week, according to two people familiar with the move. Sarah Lieber, a senior vice president who worked for Brass, also left the bank earlier this month, the person said.
Finally, Bloomberg News reports that BNP Paribas is hiring relationship managers in Asia and considering a push into more of the region’s onshore private banking markets, according to the firm’s head of wealth management for Asia Pacific.
The bank is looking to add “a few dozen” to its existing headcount of around 300 wealth bankers, Pierre Vrielinck said in a recent interview. He said Indonesia is among the markets where BNP Paribas is exploring an onshore presence, adding to existing domestic wealth operations in India and Taiwan and its offshore services in Singapore and Hong Kong.
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