Monday, 20 October 2014
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Dec 3 2013 | 10:59am ET
Wilton, Conn.-based Commonfund, an institutional investment firm, has given managing director Kristofer S. Kwait a second title—head of hedge fund research.
Kwait, who has been with the firm for 12 years, has had “a significant influence on the hedge fund team,” according to Commonfund. In addition to assisting with manager selection, Kwait has also supervised the group's quantitative analytics team.
“Kris’ ability to navigate both the qualitative and quantitative sides of the business has been a key element of our success in offering customized hedge fund investment solutions,” said Nicholas De Monico, CEO of the Commonfund hedge fund strategies group, in a statement.
Founded in 1971, Commonfund focuses on long-term investors including nonprofit institutions, corporate pension plans and family offices. Directly or through its subsidiaries—Commonfund Capital and Commonfund Asset Management Company—the firm manages nearly $25 billion for about 1,400 clients.
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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