Anson H. Beard, Juliette Cottrill, Georges Courtadon and Vivian Mandis joined startup Duff Capital Advisors.
Mr. Beard is head of investment manager sourcing for the alternative investment firms fund-of-funds strategies. He was managing director and portfolio manager in BlackRocks alternative asset management. Brian Beades, a BlackRock spokesman, did not respond to a request for information about Mr. Beards replacement.
Ms. Cottrill and Ms. Mandis are co-heads of client relations and will lead the firms sales team. Both were product specialists on Morgan Stanleys FrontPoint Partners hedge fund team. Ms. Cottrill had responsibility for Australian institutions; Ms. Mandis oversaw the FrontPoint Multi-Strategy Fund and also was head of client service. Erica Platt, a Morgan Stanley spokeswoman, did not have information about their replacements available by press time.
Mr. Courtadon is chief risk officer. He was chief quantitative officer and managing director of Athilon Structured Investment Advisors. Kushal M. Choksi, managing director-risk management, added Mr. Courtadons title and duties to his current position, said Athilon CEO Patrick B. Gonzalez.