Nomura banker joins Occitan

Occitan Capital Partners, the new London-based hedge fund launched by two former Goldman Sachs bankers, has appointed former Nomura banker John Candillier as its new chief executive. The appointment comes just before the fund’s official launch in November. Occitan was set up by former Goldman Sachs traders, Herve Gallo and Thomas de Gardiel-Thoron, in the summer. Candillier, who was head of distribution for continental Europe at Nomura, worked with Gallo at Lehman Brothers.