Killian O’Connor has joined the ranks of JP Morgan as Vice President of the FX Macro Hedge Fund Sales desk based in London. This marks a shift in his career from a portfolio management position into a sales role.
Mr. O’Connor has left hedge fund MKP Capital where he worked as an associate portfolio manager. While working at the hedge fund, he was also responsible for all EMEA cross asset execution within a multi billion global macro portfolio, including foreign exchange, emerging markets and liquid rates, futures, equities and all derivative markets.
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As an associate portfolio manager he was part of a team which developed thematic trade ideas.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr O’Connor has been in charge of monitoring and managing all portfolio risk across different asset classes within the trading hours of the EMEA timezone. Mr. O’Connor spent a little over a year and a half in his position at MKP Capital before moving to his new position at JP Morgan.
Hedge fund MKP Capital was established in 1995 as an employee-owned hedge fund and has close to $8 billion under management. The company has more than 100 employees in two main locations – New York and London. The fund operates with a full set of risk management, marketing, technology, operations, legal and support infrastructure and staff.