BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking announces today the appointment of Stephen Hale, as head of hedge fund relationship management Europe, further strengthening the bank’s European coverage of hedge funds.
Stephen joined the Investor Relationship Management team in London at the end of April and reports to Stefano Blotto, head of Investor Relationship Management team in Europe. Stephen will be responsible for further expanding the BNPP’s hedge funds franchise across Europe leveraging his wealth of experience and strong client contacts.
Stephen joins from Barclays Capital where he spent the last 11 years as head of rates sales for Europe, global head of cross product sales for hedge funds and, latterly, as hedge funds relationship manager. In his new role, Stephen will help the team optimise BNP Paribas’ relationship across its various business lines with the world’s leading hedge fund groups.
Commenting, Stefano Blotto said, “I am confident Stephen’s appointment, with his wealth of experience and senior contacts, will support the bank’s ambition to become a top provider of capital market’s solutions to hedge funds, an important and growing client segment.”
Talbot Stark, global head of IRM, stated, “We are excited about Stephen’s appointment – BNP Paribas continues to invest in our client franchise and hedge fund clients are important to our continued growth, with recent acquisitions in both equity and foreign exchange prime brokerage to complement our capital markets activities.’
BNP Paribas’s Investor Relationship Management (IRM) team is a global effort of over twenty five professionals dedicated to covering Institutional investors and hedge funds spanning from Singapore to San Francisco.