Mairead Kenny joins as director of marketing and investor relations

London-based hedge fund Albert Bridge has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch head of cap intro Mairead Kenny as director of marketing and investor relations.  Kenny had been head of European capital introductions with Baml for four years and her hire follows the appointment of former Fortress Investment Group co-CIO Stuart Bohart to Albert Bridge’s advisory board. 

Albert Bridge, a Perella Weinberg spinout, launched in April and runs the Alpha Europe Long Only Fund, which focuses on European developed-market equities.  The Cayman-domiciled fund initially launched with $100m and the firm is looking to close at $750m.

“I am delighted that someone of Mairead’s calibre and energy has joined us in this new role,” said the firm’s founder Drew Dickson.  “She will bring enhanced strategic leadership to the non‐investment side of Albert Bridge and make a significant contribution to the service and transparency we can provide to our investors, and to the growth of our business.”

Dickson left his role as partner and portfolio manager with $8.6bn Perella in January and has previously held roles at Fidelity and Och-Ziff Capital Management having also founded his own hedge fund firm Dickson Capital, which he ran between 2008 and 2012. Dickson Capital was merged into a Perella fund in 2012 to form the Alpha Europe Fund, which closed down in 2014 after failing to reach the requisite AuM.

The firm recruited former Perella director Doriana Pavlicu, who was also part of Dickson Capital, as head of operations as well as ex-Perella analyst Charles Hwang.