Hedge fund Eisler Capital is beginning 2021 as it ended 2020: by hiring additional people. One month into the year, at least two new hires have arrived in London.
One is Alex Prisaca, the former chief technology officer at Record Currency Management in Windsor. Prisaca joined Eisler in January as head of insfrastructure. He previously spent 19 years as head of IT and operations at Bank Leumi in London.
Eisler's other London hire is Richard Averill, a former Deutsche Bank debt strategist who joined as a quantitative strategist this month. Averill has a more stereotypical Eisler profile: he spent six years at Goldman before joining Deutsche Bank.
Edward Eisler, the founder of Eisler Capital, himself spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs. In 2018 he hired Sam Wisnia, the former head of strats at Deutsche Bank and ex-head of fixed income strats at Goldman Sachs. The fund subsequently hired multiple quants in 2019.
According to its recently released accounts for 2019, Eisler Capital pays its average employee £500k ($677k). It's not the only fund hiring in London: CQS hired Bob Paterson, the former head of credit sales at Lloyds (after Lloyds paid zero bonuses). Citadel hired Mariam Naveed, a former junior credit trader at Barclays.
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