BlueCrest hires portfolio manager

BlueCrest Capital Management has appointed Steve Smith as a portfolio manager on its $2.3 billion (£1.4 billion) AllBlue fund.

Smith will also take on overall responsibility for global sales and client service teams, and will sit on the group’s executive committee.

He joins from Credit Suisse where most recently he led the global liquid alternatives team within the firm’s asset management division.

He has previously worked for Bankers’ Trust and SBC O’Connor, specialising in derivatives, and Dune Partners and Albourne Partners, working within alternative assets.

AllBlue is a fund of funds investing in BlueCrest Capital International portfolios.

Following the appointment, Anne Popkin will continue to head BlueCrest’s New York office, leading all client activities in North America.

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