NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) today announced that Mihir Meswani and Nicolas Laporte have joined as Portfolio Managers to further strengthen the firm’s Hedge Fund Advisory business. Both will focus on advising clients on custom portfolio solutions and employing liquid alternatives such as managed accounts, UCITS and ’40 Act funds.
“Mihir and Nicolas bring to Deutsche AWM deep experience in building and managing hedge fund portfolios,” said Tim Gascoigne, Head of Hedge Fund Advisory for Deutsche AWM. “We are excited to welcome them to our team and look forward to the contributions their complimentary skills will bring as we continue to grow our Hedge Fund Advisory business globally.”
“Hedge Fund Advisory is a key part of our growth strategy,” said Martin Fothergill, Global Head of Hedge Funds for Deutsche AWM. “With this strengthening of the team, we are perfectly positioned to offer our institutional and private clients the benefits of our hedge fund platform, risk oversight and portfolio advisory in one package.”
New York based Meswani was most recently a consultant to Mount Yale Capital Group. Prior to that, he served as chief investment strategist at Sandalwood Securities, where he was a member of the investment committee with direct responsibility for the portfolio management of Sandalwood’s fund of hedge funds and alternative mutual fund portfolios. Earlier in his career, Meswani was director of public investments at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and held positions at Bank of America, JP Morgan and Bankers Trust.
London based Laporte was most recently a senior portfolio manager of alternative investments for the British Airways Pension Fund. Previously, he held positions at Novartis’ pension fund, where he managed alternative investments, emerging markets and commodities and HSBC Private Bank, where he was responsible for the management and performance of a large number of discretionary and tailor-made hedge fund mandates. Laporte started his career in the investment analysis and advice group of Citi Private Bank.
Deutsche AWM’s Alternatives & Fund Solutions (AFS) platform is a fully integrated provider of investment solutions across a range of alternative asset classes and vehicles, including hedge funds, fund derivatives and financing, private equity and private markets, and risk factor and quantitative solutions. The platform delivers these distinct capabilities to institutional investors and private clients worldwide. Embedded within AFS, the firm’s Hedge Fund Advisory business builds and delivers to clients tailor-made portfolio solutions across liquid alternatives platforms, including managed accounts, UCITS and ’40 Act funds.
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