BlueCrest Money Manager Ashish Goyal Said to Have Departed Firm

Ashish Goyal, a London-based money manager at BlueCrest Capital Management, has left the investment firm, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Goyal resigned last week, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Ed Orlebar, a spokesman for BlueCrest, and Goyal declined to comment.

The Wharton School alumnus joined BlueCrest in 2012 from JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to records at the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority.

Run by billionaire Michael Platt, BlueCrest has seen several departures and arrivals since the firm’s decision in December to return money to clients and focus on managing Platt’s wealth and that of his partners and employees.

Recent hires include Patrick Badenoch, from BlueMountain Capital Management, and former Citigroup Inc. trader Brendan Behan. Credit trader Wayne Leslie and mortgage bond traders John Roach and Neil Aggarwal left BlueCrest earlier this year, people familiar with the matter said in March.

Goyal, who is blind, received an Indian presidential award, the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, in 2010.

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