Monday, 20 October 2014
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Oct 5 2011 | 11:00am ET
A year after joining BlackRock from Brevan Howard Asset Management, Ian Winship has a new fund of his own.
BlackRock said it has launched a fixed-income fund for Winship. The Absolute Return Bond Fund will invest across fixed income sectors, including the use of derivative strategies, the firm said. It will also seek to use BlackRock's 400-member fixed-income team to meet its absolute return targets.
"BackRock has a strong pedigree in the absolute return sector, having launched the U.K.'s first equity absolute return fund in 2005, and extending our range into the fixed-income space is a natural extension of this enterprise," Tony Stenning, head of BlackRock's U.K. retail business, said.
Winship was named a senior money manager on BlackRock's sterling fundamental fixed-income team last October. He was head of absolute return products at Brevan, and, prior to that, head of global rates at Aberdeen Asset Management.
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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