Osman Semerci and the Duet Group Hire Vladimir Kitaygorodsky as CEO of Duet USA

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DUET launches New York office

Osman Semerci, CEO of the Duet Group, a global financial group specializing in alternative asset management, is delighted to announce Vladimir Kitaygorodsky as CEO of Duet USA and the launch of Duet's New York office. Mr. Kitaygorodsky will be the responsible for establishing the firm's asset management capabilities in the United States within the hedge fund and private equity space, as well as promoting its distribution capabilities.

Prior to joining the Duet Group, Mr. Kitaygorodsky was a senior vice president and founding member of the Institutional Equities Group at UBS, where he covered global equity markets and was responsible for developing and managing senior client relationships with major investors in the United States. During his time he built one of the most highly regarded distribution teams.

Prior to this, Mr. Kitaygorodsky was a director at Credit Suisse and head for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) equity sales teams in New York from 1997 to 2003. He began his financial career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Vladimir graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1993 with a degree in economics and Russian. He was a Bowdoin scholar all four years.

"I am delighted to have joined the Duet Group and to be involved in such an exciting launch," said Mr. Kitaygorodsky. Osman Semerci added, "Vladimir brings sixteen years of industry experience to our rapidly growing group and we are pleased to have him as part of our team."

About The Duet Group:
Duet Group is a client-focused financial group specializing in alternative asset management that is dedicated not only to generating superior investment returns, but also to delivering risk management, transparency and client service required by sophisticated investors. Duet Group was founded by Henry Gabay & Alain Schibl in June 2002 in London and has USD 2 billion of equity under management. Osman Semerci joined as Duet Group CEO and Managing Partner in April 2008.

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