Morgan Stanley To Spin-Off FrontPoint

Aug 3 2010 | 12:01pm ET

The first casualty of the newly-enacted Volcker rule is Morgan Stanley’s FrontPoint Partners. The banking giant plans to spin-off the hedge fund, which it bought four years ago, within the next three months.

Greenwich, Conn.-based FrontPoint, which has about $7 billion in assets under management, is interviewing candidates for top executive positions in the newly-independent firm.


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