Saturday, 28 November 2015
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Feb 5 2010 | 3:51pm ET
After less than five months on the job, Steve Smith is out at BlueCrest Capital Management.
Smith served as head of sales and co-manager of BlueCrest’s AllBlue Fund since joining the firm on Sept. 22. He was also a member of the US$16.7 billion firm’s executive committee.
No reason was given for Smith’s abrupt departure, which was first reported by Bloomberg News.
BlueCrest, Europe’s third larges hedge fund firm, has raised £101 million ($164.5 million) through a new share issuance for its BlueCrest AllBlue fund in December.
The firm also recently announced plans to close its systematic quantitative BlueTrend Fund to new investors when it hits US$10 billion in assets. The BlueTrend fund soared 43% in 2008, a year in which the average hedge fund sank by double-digits. Last year, it posted a much more modest return of 4.3%.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…