BlueCrest Co-founder Michael Platt

BlueCrest Co-founder Michael Platt

BlueCrest Capital Management LLP via Bloomberg

Michael Platt, co-founder of BlueCrest Capital Management LLP. BlueCrest, the London-based firm led by former JPMorgan trader Platt, has hired more than 30 people for its New York-based team since 2010, while boosting its holdings by about $12 billion since then, to $36 billion.