Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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Jun 10 2013 | 9:28am ET
Millennium Management has added to its recent haul of UBS hedge fund traders.
Jonathan Jacoby has left the bank's internal hedge fund unit, UBS O'Connor, to join the U.S.-based hedge fund, Bloomberg News reports. Jacoby, who is based in the U.S., joined Felipe Cruz, Arnaud Langlois and Mark Napp, all of whom left O'Connor for Millennium in London.
The four new Millennium hires are part of an exodus of traders from O'Connor after UBS slashed cash bonuses and set a five-year vesting period for portions of bonuses. At least seven O'Connor traders have left the firm this year.
Bloomberg notes that, because Millennium passes on all expenses to investors rather than charge a fixed management fee, and because UBS' fund of hedge funds unit is an investor with the firm, that UBS itself is helping to pay Millennium's costs for poaching its traders. Millennium reportedly lured Cruz, Jacoby, Langlois and Napp with signing bonuses and promises to replace deferred compensation owed them by UBS.
There is no agreement on the matter between the bank and the hedge fund, Bloomberg reports.
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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