CQS continues its Asian hiring spree

Hedge fund group CQS appoints two new professionals to its Hong Kong office. David Kilgour and David Welsh will be involved in trading and algorithmic development respectively.
CQS has rolled out its latest set of hires for the Hong Kong office.

David Kilgore has been hired as CQSÆs trading manager for Asia and he will manage the local trading team in Hong Kong. He joins from Barclays Capita in London where he was a managing director for global products and was responsible for convertible bonds, IPOs, rights issues and secondary placements.

David Welsh transfers from CQS in London. He is a developer for CQSÆs algorithmic trading strategies for the firmÆs equity and foreign exchange platforms. Before joining CQS, he worked at JPMorgan and Citadel.

Last month, CQS hired Michael Schulz from Lehman Brothers prime broking unit as its risk manager for Asia. Along with Schultz from Lehman came Laura Hui, appointed to a role as a relationship manager within CQSÆs marketing and investor relations team. At the same time, CQSÆs mining and natural resources specialist Andrew Ferguson transferred to Hong Kong from CQS London.

CQS launched an Asian convertible arbitrage hedge fund in 2007, named the CQS Asia Fund. It focuses on convertible bond and equity strategies, investing across Asia with a volatility bias. Alongside it is the firmÆs flagship, globally-themed, CQS Fund.

The Hong Kong office of CQS was established in 2005 by Brian Pohli. CQS was founded in 1999 by Michael Hintze who remains CIO. He previously ran convertible bonds at Credit Suisse First Boston and before that was at Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs.
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