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Winton Capital hire new legal chief from Magic Circle firm

9th July 2012

The futures and hedge fund specialists Winton Capital Management have announced the hire of respected capital markets lawyer Brigid Rentoul as head of their legal operations.

Rentoul, who held one of the City’s top legal jobs as partner in a Magic Circle firm, has taken on the role during what is a period of significant restructuring for the company. The solicitor will share her position at the top with Andrew Bastow, incumbent chief; under Winton’s new set-up, Bastow will effectively be in charge of regulatory issues and Rentoul of business matters.

This latest hire is a reflection of the improving fortunes the organisation has been enjoying recently, with 15 per cent more staff members working there now than was the case twelve months ago and a further 15 per cent rise anticipated over the next year.

Rentoul officially became part of Winton Capital at the beginning of July, but will be busy with integration work until starting her full role in September.