Goldman star trader defects to GLG | FT Alphaville

Goldman star trader defects to GLG

One of Goldman Sachs’ top traders is leaving to join GLG Partners, London’s second biggest hedge fund which manages $24bn (£12bn), amid a wave of defections from the City to Mayfair-based fund managers. The arrival of Driss Ben-Brahim, a partner and head of the emerging markets trading business at Goldman, is one of the highest-profile hires by a hedge fund and will give New York-listed GLG a boost as its current star trader, Greg Coffey, is due to leave in October.