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Private equity or hedge funds?

The Alternative Investment Summit is a forum providing investors with the information they need when considering investing in private equity or hedge funds.

Industry experts will cover a range of issues including understanding long/short strategies, risk-management in a multi-strategy fund and how to build your own hedge fund portfolio. Other subjects include the entry of hedge funds into the mainstream and hedge funds of funds.

Speakers at the two-day conference will include HSBC Republic Investments chief executive Paul Dunning, Bank of Scotland head of investments Graham Sturrock and Schroder Ventures chairman Nick Ferguson.

The event takes place at the Dorchester Hotel, London. Contact 01202 201181,

April 8

Sofa seminar,


020 7417 4798


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