|By Marketwired .||
|July 18, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - July 18, 2014) -
- Jonathan Gane, Société Générale veteran, is appointed CEO
- Scott Thompson, CIO, Mike Wietecki, COO and Kristie Leake, CFO are also named to new posts in firm re-structuring
Common Sense Investment Management, LLC (CSIM), an independent, privately-held investment manager, announced new leadership and a re-structuring to include four newly appointed members of the firm's management team, as well as filling five additional roles. Principal among the changes is the appointment of Jonathan Gane as the new Chief Executive Officer of Common Sense.
Prior to joining Common Sense, Mr. Gane worked for 15 years at Société Générale and its subsidiary Newedge in a variety of management positions based in London, Paris and New York. In his last role as Global Head of Origination and Structuring for their Alternative Investment Solutions division, he managed a team of 26 professionals around the world focused on hedge funds, commodity trading advisors and FX managers as well as institutional investors in alternatives. He was a member of the Americas Executive Committee, the Americas Risk Committee, and the Global Prime Brokerage Management Committee.
"The management team is excited to lead and represent the future of the Common Sense brand and funds," says Mr. Gane. "For 23 years the firm has delivered superior risk adjusted returns over full market cycles through investments in flexible, fundamentally driven equity long/short hedge fund managers. With these new appointments the firm will continue to evolve our traditions as a unique solutions provider in the alternatives space."
Scott Thompson, a Partner at Common Sense for 17 years and actively involved in the management of the firm's portfolios for the last 15, becomes Chief Investment Officer. Prior to this, he was a key member of the investment team and a portfolio manager on the firm's core commingled products and funds-of-one. Prior to joining the firm's investment team, Mr. Thompson was the firm's Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 1999.
Mr. Gane adds: "As our new Chief Investment Officer, Scott brings 15 years of continuity to our investment approach and when coupled with our colleagues' broad and deep knowledge of the hedge fund industry, we believe this represents an exciting new chapter for our team, as well as for existing and prospective clients alike."
- Mike Wietecki - Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Common Sense Mr. Wietecki was the Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel at Whitebox Advisors, a $3.7bn multi-strategy hedge fund manager based in Minneapolis. He was involved in many of the firm's structured transactions as well as Whitebox's daily trading operations.
- Kristie Leake - Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Leake joined CSIM in 2008 as the firm's Assistant Controller before becoming the Controller in 2010. Prior to joining she worked for Deloitte as an Audit Senior focusing on SEC and private companies.
Thompson concludes: "I am pleased to lead an investment process and research effort that has been incrementally refined since 1991; 23 years of continuous assessment of both our own processes and those of the managers in whom we invest. Our firm's network of relationships and ability to skillfully source, assess and allocate to undiscovered and emerging managers, as well as short sellers, as part of our overall portfolio allocation approach provide our clients with a unique angle in an increasingly crowded space."
For more information on Common Sense Investment Management, LLC, please visit: www.csimllc.com
About Common Sense Investment Management, LLC
Founded in 1991, Common Sense Investment Management, LLC ("CSIM") is an independent, privately-held investment manager located in Portland, Oregon. CSIM is a veteran alternative investments solutions provider with an industry-leading track record over 23 years of outperformance, portfolio differentiation and capital preservation.
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