Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Nov 17 2011 | 11:55am ET
The former head of the Hedge Fund Standards Board has stepped down from his top post at the International Monetary Fund.
Antonio Borges resigned as head of the IMF's European department for personal reasons, the fund said. But his exit, after just a year, comes a month after Borges voiced—and quickly retracted—a suggestion that the IMF buy up sovereign debt on the private market as a way to ease the Eurozone debt crisis.
Borges who, according to IMF chief Christine Lagarde, "led the European department during an extremely difficult period for the region's Eurozone members," named Reza Moghadam to succeed him. Moghadam is currently director of strategy, policy and review for the IMF.
Borges was the first chairman of the HFSB, Europe's voluntary industry watchdog, leading the group for two years.
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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