Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Feb 4 2010 | 12:05pm ET
Hermes Fund Managers is extending its performance fee clawback provision to all of its products, after instituting the policy at its fund of hedge funds unit last year.
The move by Hermes, which is owned by British Telecom’s pension fund, comes as the firm seeks to attract some £15 billion from third parties over the next five years, Reuters reports. Hermes BPK Partners, the fund of funds arm, last year announced that it would collect its performance fees for a given year over a three-year period, with the firm forfeiting any installment due during a year when a fund underperforms.
That structure will now cover all of Hermes’ funds, which include real-estate and private equity offerings.
“We are not going to receive the performance fee in one lump sum. We receive a third only,” Saker Nusseibeh, chief investment officer, told Reuters. “Only if we meet or beat benchmark the following year, do we receive the next third and again for the following year.”
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
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Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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