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    Altura Capital To Compile Data On Emerging Managers

    February 1, 2006

    A database designed to provide a comprehensive grouping of emerging manager firms is in its final stages of preparation and questionnaires will be available on April 10.
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    Diversity Study: Bias Remains

    February 1, 2006

    A study on diversity issues released last month by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System brought some “surprising results,” the study’s handlers said. The study found that two-thirds of responding women and minorities in the pension plan industry, including plan sponsors, investment managers and consultants, felt that being a woman or a minority had hurt their careers.
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    RLJ: Hires 4 For Asset Mgmt.

    February 1, 2006

    The RLJ Companies, gearing up to create the largest African- American owned asset management firm in the country, has hired four investment professionals to run its private equity and hedge fund-of-funds subsidiaries.
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    Hedge Fund Experts Debate Merits, Tradeoffs of Incubation

    February 1, 2006

    Emerging hedge fund managers hoping for long-term gains may have to relinquish some of their autonomy, according to industry experts gathered this week at the Hedge Fund Incubation and Seeding Conference in Manhattan.

    Just as the name implies, a hedge fund incubator is a firm that teams up with a fund to nurture it and help it grow. The incubator, or seeder, takes an equity stake in the fund in return for providing capital and other forms of support. An incubator differs from a regular limited partner in that it not only provides a fund manager with capital to invest, but it also takes on more of a private equity role, often funding operational costs, as well as mentoring the managers and advising them on legal, compliance and accounting issues.
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    Study: Emerging Managers Continue To Outperform Large Firms

    February 1, 2006

    Emerging managers have widened the performance gap over larger firms over the past five years, according to a study by Leading Edge Investment Advisors.

    The study found that the median excess return versus the Standard & Poor&#39s 500 Index reached 8.67% for firms with $1-2 billion in assets under management, while the lowest returns, 4.68% came from managers with $10 billion or more. In a 2002 study, the difference between the two medians was just 0.75%.
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    Magazine Names 50 Most Powerful Black Women In Biz

    February 1, 2006

    Several executives in the pension fund management, investment and finance fields were recognized among the 50 Most Powerful Black Women In Business in Black Enterprise Magazine&#39s February issue.

    Included in the listing were: Vicki Fuller, senior v.p. and portfolio manager at Alliance Capital Management; Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management; Denise Nappier, treasurer for the State of Connecticut; Valerie Mosley Diamond, senior v.p. and fixedincome portfolio manager at Wellington Management; Joann Price, general partner of Fairview Capital Partners; and Vicki Palmer, executive v.p. of financial services and administrator, who oversees the companies treasury department, including its $3 billion pension plan.
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