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Wellington hires ex-Segantii IR pro for Apac roles

Jolyn Dang joins investment giant as director of alternative investments in Hong Kong...

Verition taps Millennium credit specialist as PM

Alex Ehrhart worked at the $37bn hedge fund for nearly eight years...

Schonfeld hires Glenhill IR chief

Quita Ramirez joins multi-strategy platform as director...

Eminence Capital launches fund with $475m

Eminence Fund II trades same l/s equity strategy as $7bn firm's other vehicles.

BlackRock Spins Beijing’s Revolving Door for New China Chief

BlackRock’s got a new chief in China, onetime financial regulator Tang Xiaodong.

At first glance, this could seem a surprising choice. Mr. Tang, also known as Tony Tang, was until very recently chief executive of GF Securities. Last month, the mainland broker said a hedge fund set up by a subsidiary had racked up a $139 million loss due to choppy and illiquid currency markets...

Family Offices Bypassing Fund Managers

In a potentially troubling trend for hedge funds, family offices are increasingly willing to invest directly in alternative assets and complex situations.

The world’s wealthiest families have long been among the most prolific allocators to hedge funds, with some surveys indicating family offices, on average, deploy 25% of their capital to hedged strategies. But disillusionment with fund performance and fees is prompting family offices from New York to Monaco to analyze and execute alternative investments in-house — even if that means paying top dollar to hire seasoned investment professionals...

Collette Chilton, Williams College CIO, to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran chief investment officer Collette Chilton quietly built and runs one of the country’s best institutional portfolios at Williams College, earning her the allocator Lifetime Achievement Award at Institutional Investor’s 2019 Hedge Fund Industry Awards.

In 2006, Chilton arrived at Williams as a breakout star of both the public and corporate pension worlds. She had no experience investing in hedge funds — and yet, over little more than a decade, she became nearly unbeatable. Her ongoing work, and that of her team, has already secured educations for generations of students to come.

Obama fundraiser and former hedge fund executive Eric Mindich plans to help Joe Biden in 2020 campaign

Eric Mindich, a former hedge fund executive who helped raise money for former President Barack Obama’s White House campaigns, has told friends he plans to help former Vice President Joe Biden raise cash for the 2020 presidential election, according to people familiar with the matter...

Financier With Ties to an Oligarch Starts Crypto Derivative Hedge Fund

Gerald Banks, who has structured derivatives for Merrill Lynch & Co. and managed part of a Russian oligarch’s sprawling empire, is now turning his hand to cryptocurrencies.

Banks, who previously changed his name from Guerman Aliev, is the chief investment officer of a new hedge fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut, that’s focused on digital assets such as Bitcoin. Cipher Technologies Management...

Hedge funds realise going long has its rewards

Buying stocks and hoping they gain in price was once considered the poor cousin of hedge fund investing. But as the industry looks to recover from its first annual drop in assets since the financial crisis, high-flying fund managers are being forced to think again.

One of the hottest areas of growth for some of the world’s largest hedge funds, including CQS, DE Shaw, and Man Group, is now the long-only funds where the formula simply echoes that of the stockpicker more often found in the traditional asset management industry...