SWFI – Movers and Shakers – February 23, 2015

Morgan Stanley Hires Former OTPP Executive

Frederik Wijsenbeek joined the ranks of financial giant Morgan Stanley as an executive director in private equity. Based in London, Wijsenbeek will be working on a US$ 1.5 billion mid-market private equity fund. Previously, Wijsenbeek was an investment partner at London-based Global Family Partners, a multi-family office focused on direct investments and direct family-to-family trade. From 2010 to 2013, Wijsenbeek served as head of direct private equity – Europe for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). Between 2003 and 2009, he was a partner at Bregal Capital, a fund backed by the Brenninkmeijer family.

Jonathon Griggs Comes Back to JP Morgan Asset Management

Jonathon Griggs was hired by JP Morgan Asset Management to head a new position as director of applied research for the global fixed income, currencies and commodities. This is Griggs second run at JP Morgan; he was chief investment officer for currency management until 2013. In between JP Morgan asset management roles, Griggs was senior portfolio manager at Rogge Global Partners. In this new role at JP Morgan, Griggs will be creating global macro strategies and risk budgeting across the firm’s unconstrained and absolute-return fixed-income funds.

Former NewSmith Equity Management Executives Split for BNP Paribas

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