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Popular liquid alts funds face regulatory scrutiny

The fastest-growing segment of the mutual fund business is facing new scrutiny this summer from regulators who say they plan to zero in on both the marketing of the funds and the investment strategies they employ. Sources familiar with the Securities and exchange Commission’s plan to focus on so-called liquid alternatives, announced in January, said the first phase of “sweep” exams will start this summer, will last about six months and target 25 fund houses managing liquid alts funds. Via:


Three things this hedge fund CEO doesn’t want to hear in an interview

Richard Chilton has been on Wall Street since 1978. In that time he’s built his hedge fund, Chilton Investments, into a firm with about $4 billion assets under management. To do that, he’s had to learn to sniff out who will make an excellent employee… and who will not. In a recent interview with Skiddy von Stade, the CEO of the finance career site OneWire, Chilton shared the questions he asks to find out if the person in front of him has the stuff to work at his fund. Via:

MassPRIM’s hiring of Arden shows hedge fund industry in flux

This January the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board issued a request for proposal for a hedge fund consultant. The results suprised MassPRIM: Of the 17 firms that applied, well over half were funds of hedge funds. Via:

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