NEW YORK (
has hired nine traders from
"This is part of a strategic build out of our asset management platform. Our goal has been to add new capabilities and exceptional talent that allow us to strengthen our product offering and better service our clients.
This team will be an ideal fit for that objective as we've been impressed with their investment experience and performance as well as their ability to manage risk," KKR said in a statement.
The traders will led by Bob Howard and based in New York, starting in January, the report said.
report in September said the group is part of a Goldman unit called "principal strategies," which traded with the firm's capital. New legislation known as Dodd Frank attempts to limit the abilities of banks to take such bets.
report identified KKR as one of three firms, including
, that had been trying to hire the group.
Written by Dan Freed in New York
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