Chris Farkas has been appointed by Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” professional services firms, as UK hedge fund leader, and Brian Forrester that will take on the role of hedge fund leader for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Farkas was Deutsche Bank’s European head of hedge fund consulting in its prime brokerage group, working with global top 100 hedge funds and significant hedge fund start-ups.
Prior to Deutsche Bank, Farkas was head of sales at GlobeOp and executive director on the Goldman Sachs European hedge fund consulting team.
Farkas’ appointment follows the announcement that Deloitte’s Brian Forrester will take on the role of hedge fund leader for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Forrester is a partner with Deloitte in Ireland, having recently returned to Ireland after two years with the UK firm.
Forrester says: “Investors recognise the need for customised portfolios and are using hedge funds to provide better risk adjusted returns and diversification. As a result, investor allocations are increasing and hedge funds are expanding to take on more assets and staff whilst launching new products.
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