Galin Georgiev, Von M. Hughes, Brian P. Mathis and Stephen Oxley were hired by Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co., Irvine, Calif., to beef up its institutional fund of hedge funds business.
Mr. Georgiev was hired as director of risk management. Previously he was a vice president in the global structured products group at Bank of America, San Francisco. Mr. Hughes was named director of client services. He was a managing director at Utendahl Capital Partners LP, New York. Mr. Mathis was hired as director of portfolio management. He previously worked as a vice president in the merchant banking group at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., New York. Mr. Oxley was named a managing director to run PAAMCO's new London office. He had been a partner and senior investment consultant at Watson Wyatt LLP, London.
At press time, no information was available on any of their replacements.