Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Feb 16 2010 | 11:08am ET
Former BlackRock hedge fund manager Graham Birch is keeping busy in retirement.
Birch, who left the money management giant last month to run his 3,600-acre dairy farm in southwest England, has joined gold producer Petropavlovsk as an adviser.
Birch was named a non-executive director at the firm, which was founded by Peter Hambro. Peter Hambro is the father of Evy Hambro, who served as co-manager of Birch’s BGF World Gold Fund at BlackRock and now runs Birch’s former natural-resources equity team with Robin Batchelor.
“His experience of our industry is exceptional; not least because he and the team he worked with have looked in depth at many of the most significant mining enterprises in the world,” Peter Hambro said.
Birch had managed or co-managed BlackRock’s BGF World Gold Fund, World Mining Trust, Agriculture Hedge Fund and Natural Resources Hedge Fund before going on sabbatical last March.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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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