Todd Groome is joining Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM) as a Managing Director, effective February 1, 2009. Responsible for business development, Groome will also advise the investment team on macro investment themes and the global economic and policy environment.
"I am extremely pleased to join DGAM, a firm that is known for its expertise in hedge fund investing, its focus on business and operational integrity, and its leading edge thinking in a variety of investment areas, including in particular DGAM's strong commitment to building strategic relationships with its clients." Todd Groome said." Groome will be based out of DGAM's Toronto office.
With a wealth of experience in capital markets in both the public and private sectors, previously positioned as Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Groups of Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse in London, managing the European High Yield origination business for a period of time.
He also worked with Merrill Lynch and was a consultant to Hovde Capital Advisors, a hedge fund and merchant banking operation in Washington, focusing on financial institutions.
In December, 2008, Groome was named non-Executive Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association ("AIMA"), with effect from January 1, 2009.
George Main, CEO of DGAM, commented further, saying "I am delighted that Todd Groome will be joining the firm. Todd's deep experience, insights and stature in the global financial community will be invaluable assets as we take DGAM into our next growth phase."