Hedge fund 36 South positions for growth with senior hire and office move

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Groundbreaking global macro hedge fund, 36 South has today announced a senior hire from Barclays Global Investors (BGI), alongside a move to new offices.


Maya Abou Zeid joins 36 South as Head of Sales for the UK and EMEA. At BGI, Maya was a Senior Associate and Investment Strategist in the Client Solutions Group. She has particular experience as a product specialist in Multi Strategy Fund of Hedge Funds & smart Beta strategies covering Fixed Income, Global Macro and Equities. Maya is an experienced financial services professional who has previously worked for HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd, Byblos Bank Europe SAL and the Central Bank of Lebanon.

36 South’s growth since opening a London office has also necessitated a move to larger premises. The company’s offices are now located at Panton House, 25 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4EN.

These developments come at an exciting time for 36 South. The company relocated their headquarters to London from New Zealand just four months ago. This move was undertaken in order to capitalise on growing investor interest in 36 South’s range of funds following strong returns in 2008, despite poor industry performance.

36 South’s co-founder and director, Jerry Haworth, comments:

“We are delighted to welcome Maya. Her addition to the team, coupled with the office move, is a logical next step for us as we grow. We are pleased with the progress we have made since moving to London, and we are seeing increasing investor interest in our range of market leading funds.”