Schonfeld Strategic Advisors hired Niamh Taylor as head of EMEA. The move is part of a global expansion effort that will see the London office where Taylor will be based relocate to St. James Street and double in size.
Taylor oversees Schonfeld’s EMEA business operations and talent, acting as a culture and brand ambassador to the $13 billion manager’s global client base and sell-side partners. She reports to chief strategy officer Danielle Pizzo and will also serve as a member of Schonfeld’s global management committee. Previously, she served as a managing director at J.P. Morgan within the Prime & Alternative Sales teams in London for eight years. Prior to J.P. Morgan, she worked within the Prime and Alternatives Administration businesses at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. She began her career in the Private Bank at Morgan Stanley where she covered the Middle East.
Schonfeld currently has over 100 employees in the London region. Schonfeld opened its London office in 2018. In 2019, the firm acquired the Asia operations of Folger Hill, establishing its offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. The opening of a Tokyo office in 2020 was followed by the addition of a Dubai office in 2021.
Over the last 12 months, the firm has added over 200 employees including 22 new investment teams across its strategies globally. The expansion follows the build out of its newest strategy — Discretionary Macro & Fixed Income.
“People are our greatest asset, and our unique culture has enabled us to enhance our capabilities, expand our global footprint and better serve our clients around the world,” said Ryan Tolkin, CEO and CIO of New York-headquartered Schonfeld. “We are delighted to welcome Niamh and benefit from her leadership at this important time in our firm’s continued evolution.”