September was a bad month for the big multi-strategy hedge funds of the world. Balyasny Asset Management lost 1.4% during the month according to Bloomberg. It also seems to have lost one of its top quants in London.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Register shows that Jeremy Andre quit Balyasny Asset Management on 8 October. Andre was Balyasny's quant platform lead, according to his LinkedIn profile. He joined the fund in February 2017 after six and a half years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a fund derivatives trader, and two and a half years at UBS.
Unusually for someone leaving a hedge fund, Andre doesn't appear to be on protracted gardening leave. The FCA register shows that he's promptly joined hedge fund Man GLG. Andre is reporting to Paul Chambers, Head of Quantitative Investment & Research. Man declined to comment.
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