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Kevin O'Connor Leaving UTC For Investment Firm

Kevin O'Connor Leaving UTC For Investment Firm

Kevin J. O'Connor, a former U.S. attorney for Connecticut and more recently a top compliance executive at United Technologies Corp., will become general counsel for a Stamford-based investment firm led by billionaire Steven A. Cohen, the firm said Wednesday.

The firm, Point72 Asset Management, announced O'Connor's appointment to staff Wednesday morning, said Mark Herr, managing director, head of global communications.

O'Connor, 48, is expected to start in early June, Herr said.

Financial compliance, a very high profile issue on Wall Street since the Sarbanes-Oxley reform act of 2004, is all the more critical at Point72, a firm that started as a result of a federal...