Brian McKenna Joins Merlin as Partner

August 1, 2011 ( – Prime brokerage services and technology provider Merlin Institutional Group (MIG) has announced the hire of Brian V. S. McKenna as a partner. 

As partner, McKenna is expected to enhance the firm’s institutional sales efforts to large hedge funds and money managers in New York and the Northeast region. 

McKenna joins Merlin from Collins Stewart Hawkpoint, where he was a senior managing director and global relationship manager, responsible for investment banking development, analyst recruiting and business development. He was also previously a managing director for investment firm William Blair & Co. 

“Brian’s addition allows us to further expand the Merlin Institutional Group and broadens our ability to provide hedge fund clients with differentiated investment ideas and high-quality execution,” said Stephan Vermut, Merlin’s founder and managing partner, in the announcement. “Brian is well recognized within the institutional investment community, and I am very pleased to welcome him to Merlin.”   


-Sara Kelly