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Key Names Chief Executive

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LONDON (–Peter Dencik is assuming the duties of group chief executive at Key Asset Management, a new position.

The hire is part of a continued building up of the structure and management at the US$1 billion hedge fund firm. In January, Key officials hired Christopher Whittington as chairman and a director of Key Funds, replacing Rupert Pennant-Rea who simultaneously stepped down from the company (see ).

Mr. Dencik was the senior adviser to the board at Singer and Friedlander Investment Management Ltd. In 1995, he joined the firm as director and head of institutional business. He also was a member of the investment policy committee and chaired the performance and risk review committee, according to a statement from Key Asset Management.

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