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Jun 4 2013 | 11:39am ET
UBS' hedge fund unit will lay off more than one-third of its equity long/short team.
UBS O'Connor plans to slash 16 positions from the fundamental long/short team, which currently employs 46 of its 80 employees. Most of the layoffs will be in the U.S., and are not related to the bank's plan to slash 10,000 jobs.
The layoffs were first reported by Dealbreaker.com.
The US$5.7 billion hedge fund also plans to triple the size of its corporate credit relative-value team to 15 members.
"We regularly review our business mix to address market changes and focus our resources where we see the most attractive risk-adjusted investment opportunities," UBS spokewoman Megan Stinson told Bloomberg News. "We are actively expanding in areas that marry strong investor demand with our talented investment professionals."
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…