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UBS O'Connor LLC (O'Connor), the multi-strategy hedge fund manager within UBS Asset Management, announced today that it has hired seven portfolio managers for new positions in New York, Chicago and London.

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New York / London, June 16, 2016—UBS O'Connor LLC (O'Connor), the multi-strategy hedge fund manager within UBS Asset Management, announced today that it has hired seven portfolio managers for new positions in New York, Chicago and London.

"With the hedge fund industry currently under pressure, O'Connor – with its differentiated risk management culture and multi-strategy approach – is strongly situated to capitalize on this to make strategic hires. We believe the addition of these new hires enhance and strengthen O'Connor's offering and demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering best-in-class investment expertise and experience," said Dawn Fitzpatrick, Group Managing Director and Global Head of Equities, Multi-Asset, and O'Connor at UBS Asset Management.

In New York, Erin Browne joins as a Portfolio Manager focusing on equity investments with macro economic thesis, along with Andrew Hamerling and James Moynihan who join as Portfolio Managers co-running an equity long/ short telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) strategy.

Ryan Stephens joins in Chicago as a Portfolio Manager covering the financial sector in equities.

In London, Anthony Burton and Phil Pearson join as Portfolio Managers co-running TMT equity strategy. Paul Findlay also joins as a Portfolio Manager and European generalist.

They join following the hire earlier this year of Kevin Russell as Chief Investment Officer of O'Connor, as well as Lynn Challenger and Donna Winston who joined UBS Asset Management's Equities, Multi-Asset and O’Connor business as Head of Trading and Chief Administrative Officer respectively.

UBS O'Connor had $5.6 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2016. UBS Asset Management is one of the largest alternatives managers in the world with over $100 billion in total assets across its O'Connor, Hedge Fund Solutions, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Private Equity businesses.

Contact

US: Gregg Rosenberg: gregg.rosenberg@ubs.com / +1 212 713 8842
UK: Oliver Gadney: oliver.gadney@ubs.com / +44 20 7568 9982