Danny Hook Appointed Executive Director of Relationship Management
NEW YORK, September 11, 2017 – MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Danny Hook as Executive Director of Relationship Management. He will be based in New York and will report to Mac Kirschner, Global Head of Client Relationship Management.
Mr. Hook will work within MUFG Investor Services’ relationship management team to develop quality client solutions within the alternative investment space and strengthen the firm’s existing, long-standing client relationships.
The appointment reflects MUFG Investor Services’ commitment to bolstering its relationship management team through the appointment of senior operational leaders from leading alternative investment institutions. Recent additions to the firm’s relationship management team include Joe Latini from Morgan Stanley and Mac Kirschner from BlackRock.
“Our alternative investment clients are experiencing a new set of operational hurdles that will continue to evolve across geographies,” said Mr. Kirschner. “Danny’s experience working for the largest alternatives manager in the world will provide valuable counsel for our clients as they increasingly require an equipped and trustworthy partner to navigate new regulations and stay ahead of technological trends. His commitment to the client and superior service will provide them with perspective and leadership that’s needed in an increasingly competitive landscape.”
Mr. Hook joins from Blackstone where he led teams responsible for Fund Accounting, Product Structuring, Middle Office, and Trading Operations for Blackstone Alternative Asset Management’s Hedge Fund Solutions platform. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2006, Danny was a fund accountant at Ivy Asset Management.
“I am very excited to be part of a team that consistently demonstrates strong commitment to the business and has provided exceptional client service over the years,” said Mr. Hook. “MUFG’s ability to partner with their clients to provide a full and comprehensive suite of innovative solutions, from banking, custody, depository, fund financing, FX, fund administration and a top 5 global balance sheet to support it stands alone. As the industry landscape continues to evolve, MUFG is well positioned for future growth. I look forward to helping MUFG to continue deepen their relationships with existing clients.”
About MUFG Investor Services
MUFG Investor Services provides asset servicing solutions to clients globally. Leveraging the financial and intellectual capital of MUFG – one of the largest banks in the world with $2.7 trillion in assets – we provide clients access to a range of leading solutions from fund administration, middle-office outsourcing, custody, foreign exchange, fund of hedge fund financing, trustee services and depository to securities lending and other banking services.
MUFG has 90 years of custody experience, 350 years of banking history and has run a global securities lending program for 20 years. MUFG currently provides administration services for over 2,400 funds across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures. It has over $500bn in assets under administration.
About MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.)
MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.) is one of the world’s leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.7 trillion (USD) as of March 31, 2017. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with more than 2,200 offices in nearly 50 countries. The Group has more than 140,000 employees and about 300 entities, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group’s operating companies include Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan’s leading trust bank), and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest securities firms. Through close partnerships among our operating companies, the Group aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group,” flexibly responding to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (MTU) stock exchanges. Visit www.mufg.jp/english/index.html.