CTA Millburn Opens Affiliated London Branch Office and Names Europe and Middle East Head

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USD 2.1 billion AuM systematic CTA Millburn announces the opening of an affiliated Europe branch office in London, UK and the appointment of Shezad Syed, former principal with BlueCrest, to lead business development efforts in Europe and the Middle East.

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The opening of our London office and the hiring of Shezad Syed reflect Millburn's commitment to serving our increasingly global investor base, including our European and Middle East investors and partners.

Millburn is pleased to announce the opening of a London branch office of its affiliate, Millburn International (Europe) LLP. The establishment of this office is intended to help Millburn continue to provide outstanding service to its growing investor base in Europe and the Middle East. The office is located in the Mayfair area of central London.

Shezad Syed named Europe and Middle East Business Development Head

In conjunction with the opening of the London office, Millburn is also excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Shezad Syed as Head of Business Development for Europe and Middle East, effective October 10, 2011. Mr. Syed was recently a principal with BlueCrest Capital Management (UK) LLP, a large alternative investment management organization based in London, where his responsibilities included the sourcing and introduction of new strategies, research teams and strategic investor relationships. Mr. Syed was also a member of the portfolio team for BlueCrest’s hybrid multi-manager fund and was involved in several other key initiatives for the firm. Prior to BlueCrest, Mr. Syed was a founding member of a London-based alternative asset management firm, which included a platform consisting of a combination of multi-manager and single-manager formats. He holds a M.A. in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick, and a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University College London (UCL), University of London.

At Millburn, Mr. Syed will have broad responsibility for client support, business development and market intelligence for the Europe and Middle East regions. He will focus on continuing to build upon Millburn’s reputation as a leading systematic CTA manager, and on developing strong relationships with key partners and clients.

London Office and New Hire Reflect Commitment to Global Investors and Partners

These moves are the latest initiatives in Millburn's continued evolution, and reflect its commitment to supporting and growing its increasingly global investor base. "The opening of this office and the appointment of our business development head for Europe and the Middle East represent key steps in solidifying Millburn’s presence in these regions. We are certain that Shezad will be an invaluable addition to Millburn and, more importantly, to our partners and investors,” said Mr. Barry A. Goodman, Executive Vice President of Millburn Ridgefield Corporation.

Millburn International (Europe) LLP Offices and Contact Information

Shezad Syed
Head of Business Development, Europe and Middle East
Millburn International (Europe) LLP
1 Berkeley Street, Mayfair
London W1J 8DJ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 207 016 9514
Mobile: +44 (0) 7552 56 57 56
Email: ssyed(at)millburncorp(dot)com

Millburn International (Europe) LLP is seeking authorization from the FSA. Activity commencing in the UK is subject to approval from the FSA.

About Millburn

Millburn has a legacy of leadership and innovation in futures and foreign exchange markets that dates back to 1971. Millburn Ridgefield Corporation managed approximately USD 2.1 billion as of November 1, 2011, using alternative strategies with an emphasis on disciplined, systematic approaches and rigorous risk management. The Millburn Corporation and other affiliates of Millburn Ridgefield Corporation, provide significant research, trading and support services to Millburn Ridgefield Corporation. Collectively, Millburn has more than 70 employees located in offices in Greenwich, New York, Chicago, London and Tokyo.

The term “Millburn” is used herein to describe the collective activities of Millburn Ridgefield Corporation and its affiliated entities. Millburn Ridgefield Corporation is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Affiliated entities The Millburn Corporation, Millburn International, LLC and Millburn International (Europe) LLP are based in New York, Tokyo and London, respectively.


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Craig Gilbert
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The Millburn Corporation
Tel: +1 212 332 2038
Email: cgilbert(at)millburncorp(dot)com

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