Capricorn FX adds to trading team

Top Quote Capricorn Asset Management has hired a Chief Trader to its trading team, crowning a year of expansion and achievement for the firm. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 10, 2011 - The Swiss-based currency management firm has appointed Bjarne Jensen to its trading team, who reports to Mikkel Thorup, CIO and Founding Partner of the group. Bjarne joins as a Co-Manager for all trading programs, with more than 25 years of analysis and trading experience in the Foreign Exchange markets and with financial instruments like derivatives and options. With this strong base and edge, Bjarne's experience has been utilized in the alpha generation process at Capricorn. Prior to joining Capricorn, Bjarne worked at Euro Ejendomme A/S and Danske Bank, advising on the development of the currency and interest rate environment. He has also led a foreign exchange team and proprietary trading desk at various international financial institutions throughout his career.

    The appointment comes at the end of a year of growth for Capricorn's investment management business, which has increased AUM from bank proprietary allocations into the pure alpha currency programs. In the start of the year Capricorn achieved recognition from investors and industry professionals winning, the 2011 Hedgeweek Award for the Best Managed Futures CTA.

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