Friday, 19 September 2014
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Aug 17 2010 | 11:58am ET
Credit Suisse has brought back Lesley Goldwasser to run a new unit seeking to provide long-term financing for hedge funds.
Goldwasser, who spent a dozen years apiece at Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns before joining hedge fund Irving Place Capital in 2008, will head the Swiss bank’s new hedge fund strategic services division. The group will oversee Credit Suisse’s existing hedge fund advisory, account management and capital services businesses, and will also seek to offer longer-term financing through equity and debt offerings from hedge fund clients.
“We see these conversations ultimately converging strategically as we work to help hedge funds be less dependent on prime brokers,” Philip Vasan, Credit Suisse’s head of prime services, told Bloomberg News. “The traditional prime broker possibly sees this as cannibalizing business, but we want to get ahead of the dialogue by exploring the path now.”
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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