SANTA MONICA, Calif. (HedgeWorld.com)–Jeremy Hale will join Big Sky Capital on March 1, opening the hedge fund firm’s new London office.
He will be Big Sky’s head of European strategy, taking over a role held by Philippe Peress, who was a Geneva-based employee who left some time before the firm began actively marketing a revamped risk management strategy.
Mr. Hale is a Tiger-cub–a former Tiger Management employee–as is Big Sky’s chief investment officer, Peter Early. Mr. Early was in charge of managing Tiger Management’s Asian trading desk, a tenure that briefly overlapped with Mr. Hale’s Tiger career in 1997, when the firm’s assets were about US$20 billion.
After working at Tiger and at BNP Paribas, Mr. Hale was part of the fixed-income portfolio management team at Gartmore, a post he left a few months ago. According to a Gartmore spokesman, Mr. Hale wasn’t directly replaced, as the team has continued to grow over the last year or so.
“We are pleased to have hired someone with Jeremy’s experience and reputation,” Mr. Early said in a statement. “His 20 years of financial market experience and proven track record in strategic analysis will help us immensely.”