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Tilney opens Monaco office

Private client investment managers Tilney Investment Management is opening a Monaco office, focusing on high net worth clients.

TIM is also launching a new hedge fund through the office. The Opal Alternative Growth fund is a fund of hedge funds, and is the first of a series of new fund launches paned by the firm.

TIM executive chairman David Campbell says: “Monaco provides an interesting geographical diversification for Tilney and the opportunity to deliver several new alternatives products to our existing clients.”


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