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Threadneedle bolsters hedge fund business

Threadneedle has added to its hedge fund business with the acquisition of emerging markets specialist firm Convivo Capital Management Limited.

Subject to regulatory approval, the acquistion will see all £233m of Convivo assets held within two strategies transfer over to Threadneedle with Convivo CEO John Adams also moving across to run Threadneedle’s growing emerging markets offering.

Threadneedle chairman Simon Davies says: “This transaction achieves two important goals for Threadneedle: it further boosts our hedge fund business and it significantly increases our presence in emerging markets, particularly in the areas of currency and debt.”

Adams set up Convivo back in May 2003 through the purchase from Aberdeen Asset Management Ltd of its Guernsey-based markets fund management business.

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