Hedge Funds' Tight Ship Proves Blessing and Curse

Data Management

When the proverbial 'two guys in a garage', as it is known at MBA programs in the US, with a spare $100 million in assets under management, set up a new boutique hedge fund, the last thing on their minds is reference data.

However, that doesn't mean service providers in the reference data arena aren't setting their sights on sexy new hedge fund clients. The immense rise in alternative investments, starting in the US and now moving into Europe, has seen a rash of new product offerings aimed at

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