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Curian Capital appoints Gabriel Burstein as head of investment strategy

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Asset management company Curian Capital has appointed Gabriel Burstein as head of its investment strategy group.

 
Burstein will lead the newly formed group responsible for alternative investments, asset allocation, market strategy and manager research. He will also oversee the expansion of the group’s portfolio and product construction capability.
 
Burstein will be based in Denver and report to Steve Young, senior vice president and chief investment officer.
 
Prior to joining Curian, Burstein worked for Lipper in New York, where he was global head of investment research as well as hedge fund and mutual fund research. Burstein’s previous roles also included head global macro investment strategist and head of the relative value strategy research group for HSBC Securities and Bank USA, head of specialised research for hedge fund strategies at Daiwa Securities and he held global macro and quantitative proprietary trading and strategy positions at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
 
“Gabriel has an impressive background in directing investment research and strategy at a number of highly-respected financial services companies and is a renowned investment specialist in the industry,” says Young. “We look forward to his expert insights and leadership in traditional and alternative portfolio investment strategy so Curian can continue to provide unique actively managed solutions that meet the needs of financial professionals. Gabriel will also help to manage the tremendous expansion of Curian’s investment responsibilities, while promoting the aggressive growth objectives of our firm.”
 
Burstein has written numerous academic research papers and also authored an alternative investment strategy book published in the US and Japan. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has appeared on various financial television networks. 

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