SWFI – Movers and Shakers – July 29, 2015

Seides Ditches Protégé Partners, Joins Credit Suisse Asset Management

Ted Seides, president and co-founder of Protege Partners, is leaving the company to create a hedge fund at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Seides will be developing an equity fund at Credit Suisse. John Mackin is being appointed president of Protege Partners. Seides will remain a non-voting member of the Protege’s investment committee. Founded in 2002, Protege Partners has around US$ 2 billion in assets and invests in smaller hedge funds and emerging managers.

CDPQ Adds Senior Director for Private Equity

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) has chosen Sanjay Gupta as senior director for private equity. He will be based in New York. This is a new position. Previously, Gupta was an executive director at Adveq.

CPPIB Names Secondaries and Co-Investments Successor to Yann Robard

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has named Michael Woodhouse, the managing director and head of secondaries and co-investments at the pension investor. Currently, Woodhouse is senior principal of funds, secondaries and co-investments at CPPIB. Woodhouse will replace Yann Robard in the role, when Robard leaves CPPIB on July 31st. There will not be a replacement for Woodhouse.

First Reserve Promotes Steen and Vaccari to Vice President

Private equity firm First Reserve has promoted Paul Steen and Doug Vaccari to vice president. Steen joined First Reserve in 2011 working with the firms’s buyout funds. Steen was an analyst in the investment banking division (global energy group) at Credit Suisse. Vaccari works in First Reserve’s energy infrastructure team. Before joining First Reserve, Vaccari was an investment banking analyst at UBS.

SEC Hires Former KPMG Duggins as Co-Head of Private Funds Unit

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has named Jennifer Duggins as senior specialized examiner and co-head of the SEC’s private funds unit within the office of compliance inspections and examinations. Duggins will start in August. Duggins was a director in KPMG’s financial services regulatory practice. She was also chief compliance officer with Chilton Investment Company, LLC. The other co-head is Igor Rozenblit.

Brengle Appointed Institutional Head at Eaton Vance

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