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Nov 8 2013 | 10:59am ET
Cantab Capital Partners is living up to its reputation for quirkiness.
The quantitative hedge fund, which, like many such firms, is in the midst of its worst-ever year, took an unusual approach to build morale: by literally giving its staff something to build.
Cantab spent £2,000 on Legos in an effort to cheer its employees, the Financial Times reports. The effort was apparently fueled by long faces at a firm used to posting double-digit returns, but that was down nearly 30% through August.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
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