Hedge fund Millennium expands in energy trading

Other hires at Noble Group, JP Morgan and Mercuria

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Millennium Management, the New York-based hedge fund with some $34 billion in assets under management, has expanded its presence in the energy markets by hiring two new energy portfolio managers as part of a broader expansion into commodities trading.

Market sources say Adam Lewis, a former director of natural gas options at Citi, joined the hedge fund in January as a portfolio manager in Houston. Andrew Dodson, most recently head of non-US oil trading at Brazilian bank BTG Pactual, joined as a