Robert “Bob” Shea will join hedge fund manager BlueCrest Capital Management in October as head of the firm's sales and marketing team for Europe and the U.S., said a company spokeswoman who asked not to be named.
Mr. Shea replaces Steve Smith, who left BlueCrest in February, the spokeswoman said.
“Bob's arrival at BlueCrest is part of our drive to continue developing our marketing and client service offering to our investors,” the BlueCrest spokeswoman said.
Mr. Shea was executive director and regional head of business development for Europe and the U.S. for UBS Global Asset Management's alternative and quantitative investment strategies. He was replaced by Joanna Ernst, a director and a product specialist within UBS's A&Q unit, spokesman Kris Kagel said.