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Alternative investments round up: Who’s smiling?

Citadel Known to be taking full advantage of the carnage in the markets, Citadel is now launching a multi-strategy macro investment business to cash in on arbitrage and trading opportunities. Kaveh Alamouti has been hired from Moore Capital to run the business.

Blackrock One can only presume things must be going well at Blackrock. While competitor Carlyle is under the gun, Blackrock says it is considering listing its fund of hedge funds on the London Stock Exchange.

Merrill Lynch Merrill’s prime brokerage is now the third biggest in the US, and managers say the business has been the biggest beneficiary of the liquidity crunch. Although Merrill has had significant write-downs, its swift refinancing has encouraged managers to head to it. Movements among senior executives at other prime brokers have also benefited Merrill, as has its consistent stance on margin rules. "There should be no more surprises from Merrill," says one manager.

Alternative investments round up: Who’s not?

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