FORTUNE — Odey Asset Management, a $10 billion hedge fund based in London, is opening a U.S. office in New York, Fortune has learned.
It will be led by new head of U.S. sales Tom Trowbridge, who previously was head of marketing for Lombard Odier’s 1798 Investment Strategies Fund. In an email to friends and colleagues, Trowbridge wrote of Odey:
Odey Asset Management was founded in 1992 by former Barings Bank trader Crispin Odey, who came to broader prominence in 2008 for being one of few fund managers to accurately predict the credit crunch. In a recent WSJ interview, he said the following about the global economic recovery:
Trowbridge has not replied to a request for comment.