MUFG Investor Services Taps Ex-Blackstone Exec Hook For Relationship Management Role

Sep 11 2017 | 7:19pm ET

Global asset servicing specialist MUFG Investor Services has named former Blackstone executive Danny Hook as the company’s executive director of relationship management. 

In his new role, Hook will work within MUFG Investor Services’ relationship management team to develop quality client solutions within the alternative investment space and strengthen the firm’s existing, long-standing client relationships, MUFG said in a statement. He will be based in New York and will report to Mac Kirschner, global head of client relationship management.

Hook joins MUFG Investor Services from Blackstone, where he led teams responsible for fund accounting, product structuring, middle office, and trading operations for Blackstone Alternative Asset Management’s Hedge Fund Solutions platform. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2006, he was a fund accountant at Ivy Asset Management.

The company’s relationship management team has been bolstering staff recently, making additional hires from Morgan Stanley’s Prime Brokerage, BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment Services, Blackrock, State Street and Och-Ziff.

MUFG Investor Services is the global asset-servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the largest banks in the world. The firm has provides a range of solutions from fund administration, middle-office outsourcing, custody, foreign exchange, fund of hedge fund financing, trustee services and depository to securities lending and other banking services to more than 2,400 funds across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures. MUFG has 90 years of custody experience, 350 years of banking history, has run a global securities lending program for 20 years and has more than $500 billion in AUA. 

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