Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Dec 8 2011 | 2:22am ET
The world's largest sovereign wealth fund has named an alternative investments veteran to lead its own effort in the space.
The $627 billion Abu Dhabi Investment Authority appointed Benjamin Weston global head of alternative investments. The position is new, and in it Weston will oversee the ADIA's alternative investment strategy and portfolio, which makes up between 5% and 10% of its total assets.
Weston joins ADIA from Geneva, Switzerland-based Helvetica Wealth Management Partners, where he was CEO. Weston is a former CEO of Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments and formerly ran his own hedge fund incubation firm.
"We are very pleased to welcome Ben Weston to ADIA," alternative investments executive director Khalifa Almheiri said. "His extensive and varied experience across the alternative investments industry will help us to further develop our capabilities and breadth of expertise in this important area."
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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