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Capstone Hires Tom Leake To Lead Solutions Platform

Capstone Investment Advisors has hired Tom Leake to lead its Solutions Platform.

The Solutions Platform, which engineers investment outcomes for Capstone’s clients through the use of derivatives strategies, manages over $3B of Capstone’s $9B of assets (as of June 1, 2021). Leake will work closely with Capstone’s portfolio management teams to design bespoke investment strategies for its clients.

Leake has over 17 years of industry experience and joins Capstone from Goldman Sachs where he was a Partner in the Markets Division, serving as global head of the Systematic Trading Strategies business. Prior to this, Leake worked at Deutsche Bank for over seven years, holding several roles including Global Head of Equity Derivatives Distribution and Global Head of Sales and Structuring for Equity Derivatives. During this time, he helped to develop Deutsche Bank’s position in alternative risk premia investment strategies. Earlier in his career, Leake worked at JPMorgan and co-founded a boutique asset management firm that launched one of the first ever smart beta index products.

Paul Britton, Founder and CEO of Capstone Investment Advisors, said: “Capstone aims to develop deep, trusted relationships with allocators as they seek to diversify their portfolios. With markets becoming increasingly volatile and asset classes more correlated, achieving diversification through traditional methods has become markedly more difficult.  Through our Solutions Platform, we seek to engineer derivatives-based strategies to help institutions to achieve their desired investment outcomes.”

Jonathan Sorrell, President of Capstone Investment Advisors, added: “Tom has extensive experience working with clients to develop bespoke investment strategies to meet their objectives. His appointment further strengthens our Solutions capabilities and will enhance our position as a partner of choice to our clients in the derivatives space.”

Leake will join Capstone in July 2021 and will be based in the firm’s London office.

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