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UBS Global Asset Management reorganizes hedge fund units

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

UBS Global Asset Management is reorganizing its hedge fund units. According to the company, its Alternative and Quantitative Investments (A&Q) hedge fund platform will be reorganized into two separate business areas, effective immediately. Alternative Investment Solutions (the multi-manager and hedge fund advisory business) and O'Connor (the single manager hedge fund business.)

The Alternative Investment Solutions (AIS) business will be led by Bill Ferri. AIS is today one of the largest investors in hedge funds in the world. AIS will be expanded to include additional entrepreneurial businesses in the alternatives arena, and Ferri will remain a member of the UBS Global Asset Management Executive Committee.

Dawn Fitzpatrick will assume full leadership of O'Connor, in addition to her current role as CIO. Dawn will also become a member of the Global Asset Management Executive Committee.

UBS Global Asset Management is one of the largest fund of hedge funds and real estate investment managers in the world, with invested assets totaling $621bn as of June 2013.

AIS, has assets under management of $25.4bn as of July 1 2013. AIS' investment teams are located in Stamford/New York, London, Zurich, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The O'Connor business is dedicated to absolute return investment management and manages in excess of $5.2bn in non-traditional strategies. O'Connor has offices located in Chicago, London, N......................

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