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HFA appoints director for new southern Europe chapter

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed José Castellano, managing director of Pioneer Investments, as the director of a new southern European Union chapter for the organisation.

The new chapter, launched in November, will promote hedge funds domiciled in Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

According to hedge fund database Eurekahedge, 406 hedge funds are based in Italy, Spain and Switzerland with combined assets under management of more than $68.3bn. There is another $2bn to $3bn invested in Portugal by 26 EU focused hedge funds.

Castellano began his career at AB Asesores Bursatiles, a Spanish investment bank, where he held several positions. Later, he was an executive director at Morgan Stanley in various sales and management roles in the private banking and private equity areas. In 2001 he joined Pioneer Investments where he is responsible for the management of operations in the Iberian peninsula, offshore Americas and Latin American markets.

Henderson property strengthen Spanish team

Henderson Global Investors has hired Javier Cuellar as portfolio manager for its Spanish office, part of its £12.4bn property arm.

The appointment aims to strengthen the company’s management activity in the Spanish market and build on the growth of its property business since its launch in Spain in 2007, the company said.

Before joining Henderson’s property division, Javier Cuellar was at Unibail Rodamco and Redevco, where he worked in asset and investment management. His responsibilities included repositioning and asset management projects as well as acquisition processes for several shopping centres.

Morán  to head Barclays Wealth Management in Spain

Miguel Morán has been appointed president of Barclays Wealth Management in Spain.

Morán joined Barclays in the Summer as head of the company’s investment team in Spain.

He joined from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He is experienced in investment management and before he joined PwC he was responsable fpr investments at DWS Investments Spain and at Nmas1Gestión. Before that he was an investment analyst at Fidelity Investments  and at Analistas Financieros Internacionales.

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