Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC (“Schonfeld”) recently announced hiring Niamh Taylor as Head of EMEA. Her appointment is a part of the firm’s ongoing global expansion efforts and better positions Schonfeld for further growth in the region.
Schonfeld added that in this role, Taylor will overview Schonfeld’s EMEA business operations and talent, acting as a culture and brand ambassador to the firm’s global client base and sell-side partners. She will be based in London and report to Chief Strategy Officer, Danielle Pizzo. Taylor will also serve as a member of Schonfeld’s Global Management Committee.
Schonfeld further announced the relocation of its London office to 78 St. James Street, effective this month. The latest office space doubles its current footprint in London, accommodating a dynamic and flexible workplace, allowing for sustained growth and greater access to local talent pools. Schonfeld currently has over 100 employees in the region.
Ryan Tolkin, CEO and CIO of Schonfeld stated: “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. We are delighted to welcome Niamh and benefit from her leadership at this important time in our firm’s continued evolution.”
Danielle Pizzo the Chief Strategy Officer stated: “Niamh’s hire is a testament to our ability to attract, invest in, and retain exceptional talent globally by creating an environment that embraces flexibility and collaboration in the workplace. We are excited to welcome her to Schonfeld and are confident that her experience and connectivity will help us accelerate our expansion in the region, serve our global client base and continue to access the best talent. Niamh’s hire is the latest milestone in our continued growth, and I look forward to partnering with her.”
Taylor stated: “I am thrilled to join the Schonfeld team and help champion its differentiated offerings and unique culture to clients and talent in the EMEA region. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a dynamic and growing business with a remarkable talent strategy, and I feel well prepared to represent Schonfeld’s EMEA business and work with leadership on the firm’s next stage of growth.”
Schonfeld added that Niamh Taylor is an industry veteran, with 21 years of experience within the banking industry. Most recently, 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, Taylor 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 commenced its London Office in 2018. In 2019, the firm acquired the Asia Operations of Folger Hill, establishing its presence in Singapore and Hong Kong. Schonfeld opened its Tokyo office in 2020 and its Dubai office in 2021, following the build-out of its newest strategy, Discretionary Macro & Fixed Income.
During the past 12 months, the firm has added over 200 employees, comprising 22 latest investment teams across its strategies globally. The firm manages approximately $13 billion of third-party capital.