Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Nov 13 2009 | 12:51pm ET
Another top London hedge fund is dipping its toes into the cool, low-tax Alpine waters of Switzerland.
Bluecrest Capital may open an office in Geneva, and founder and CEO Mike Platt will spent a lot of time there, Reuters reports. He may even move to Switzerland full-time, although no decision has been made on Platt’s home base.
The US$15.5 billion hedge fund plans to have 50 employees at the Geneva office, either by relocating people from London or by making new hires.
Several British hedge funds, including Brevan Howard Asset Management, Europe’s biggest hedge fund firm, have opened offices in Switzerland in recent months or are planning to. Switzerland has made a push to attract hedge fund firms, taking advantage of fears stoked by proposed European Union hedge fund regulations and new, higher taxes in the U.K.
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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