IPM expands with a strategic presence in the UK

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Informed Portfolio Management (IPM) announced that Tara Skinner (pictured), formerly at Brevan Howard, has been hired with the primary focus to spearhead the Swedish quant shops development in the UK market. “Tara’s knowledge of the UK institutional market and her in-depth understanding of both macro and systematic strategies made her the ideal candidate”, commented Stefan Nydahl, CEO of IPM, in a statement. As a part of the company’s long term strategy and continuous efforts to grow internationally, IPM will, with this new hire also establish a local office in London.

The UK is a strategic market for IPM given the presence of major global investment consultants but also as IPM has recently gained traction there, winning a number of mandates. Tara will be based in London but she will also contribute to develop IPM’s presence in other European key markets.

After experiencing strong growth over the past two years, IPM has also hired Tommy Jansson to strengthen the investment strategy team based in the Stockholm office. Prior to joining IPM, Tommy was a senior analyst at EnTrustPermal Group in London and prior to that an analyst at Fauchier Partners. A few years ago IPM created a dedicated team of product specialists to enable a strong link between IPM’s research team and its investors. Tommy will bring additional expertise to this team thanks to his extensive experience in fund and market analysis.

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Kamran has been working in the financial industry since 1994 and has specialized on client relations and marketing. Having worked with retail clients in asset management and brokerage the first ten years of his career for major European banks, he joined a CTA / Managed Futures fund with 1,5 Billion USD under management where he was responsible for sales, client relations and operations in the BeNeLux and Nordic countries. Kamran joined a multi-family office managing their own fund of hedgefunds with 400 million USD AuM in 2009. Kamran has worked and lived in Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Stockholm. Born in 1974, Kamran today again lives in Vienna, Austria.

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