Rokos Capital recruits Chief Strategy Officer from Oliver Wyman

27 April 2018 2 min. read
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Matthew Sebag-Montefiore, former head of European payments at management consultancy Oliver Wyman, has joined city hedge fund Rokos Capital as its new Chief Strategy Officer.

Estimates of the assets managed by Rokos Capital Management hover at around the £6 billion mark. One of the most successful hedge funds in London, Rokos is expanding its city presence at a time of uncertainty ushered in by Brexit. With the hiring of Sebag-Montefiore the Mayfair-based firm secures the services of a highly experienced strategy chief to join its all-star team.

Since it was founded in 2015 by Chris Rokos, one of the 2000’s celebrity traders, Rokos Capital Management has been on a hiring spree. Just a week before the announcement that Sebag-Montefiore would take over strategy, former Goldman Sachs Managing Director Andrew Devenport was named Chief Executive.

Matthew Sebag-Montefiore, Chief Strategy Officer - Rokos Capital

Like Devenport, the Eton and Cambridge-educated Sebag-Montefiore has financial services pedigree. He joined Oliver Wyman straight from university in 1993 and rose to become Partner at the consulting firm in 2001, after holding a variety of senior positions.

These included Head of European Retail Credit from 2010 to 2014 followed by almost three years as Head of European Payments and co-head of European RBB Credit. From 2008 to 2011 he was tasked with focusing on clients hit by the Credit Crunch, working directly with private equity and hedge funds – invaluable experience for his new position at Rokos.

As Rokos Capital’s new CSO, Sebag-Montefiore will report to Andrew Davenport, and will be responsible for assisting the new CEO with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining corporate strategic initiatives to promote growth at the firm.

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