Malta-based Altarius Asset Management has hired Charles Villeneuve as Head of Structuring and Wealth Management, according to updated profile information on LinkedIn.
Founded in 2008, Altarius Asset Management is regulated in Malta and holds a category 2 license with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), as per information from the country’s finance market regulator. Altarius also provides services to fund managers via its Paragon Professional Investment Fund (PIF) platform offering.
Mr. Villeneuve brings over 30 years experience in finance, after starting as a branch manager in the mid ’80s with National Bank Financial in Montreal for three years, and then joined Scotia Bank in the same city as an investment advisor for just over two years, before joining MF Global as Head of Offshore Business Development.
Structured Finance Specialist
Earlier in his career in finance Mr. Villeneuve was CEO of InvesCuba for over 11 years and responsible for several investment projects in the country, including the Cuba Growth Fund launched in 1997, as per a LinkedIn profile description.
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After his role as CEO of InvesCuba, Mr. Villeneuve joined MF Global in Singapore as Senior Vice President of Structured Products for South East Asia for a period of nearly six years through 2011.
After MF Global, from November 2011 through December 2015, Mr. Villeneuve was based in Canada as an algorithmic trading strategist and then became an equity derivatives trader and structured products developer from January 2015 before taking on his latest position with Altarius.
The news follows several executive moves that Finance Magnates reported on today, including a senior appointment made by TMX Group that promoted John McKenzie to Chief Financial Officer, and the news of Mark Bruce joining Jump Start LLC after departing his prior role with ICAP’s EBS division.