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Former HFSB chairman Antonio Borges passed away

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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Antonio Borges
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

According to the Hedge Fund Standard Board’s August 2013 newsletter, Antonio Borges passed away on 25th August at the age of 63. He had been the first chairman of the HFSB when it was founded in 2008, the announcement says, a role which he kept until December 2010.

"He provided outstanding leadership in spearheading the signatory campaign in Europe at the time when the HFSB was making its first steps," the announcement says. "Thanks to his contribution major European hedge funds committed to the Hedge Fund Standards."

Mr. Borges spent most of his academic career at INSEAD, the business school in Fontainebleau, France which he joined in 1986 and where he was dean from 1995 to 2000. He also worked as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Portugal, vice chairman at Goldman Sachs, Director of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund and a director of several European and American companies.

He resigned from his IMF post in November 2011, after being diagnosed with cancer the previous year. Ms. Christine Lagarde, the current managing director of the IMF, issued a condolence statement.

More recently, he advised the Portuguese Government on privatisation programmes. He leaves a......................

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