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S&P launches hedge funds ratings

Standard & Poor&#39s is launching a European-based ratings service for funds of hedge funds.

The new ratings reflect S&P&#39s opinion as to a fund of hedge fund&#39s quality based on its investment process, team&#39s experience, control of risks and consistency of performance relative to its own objectives.

S&P dirctor James Tew says: “The growing fund of hedge fund industry and changes in the regulatory environment have led to surging interest in this market. At times like this, the need for value added analysis to enable investors to make better investment decisions is clear.”

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