Schroders says it can do hedge funds

The big institutional fund manager tries to find the right balance to foster a more freewheeling hedge fund environment.

Can large institutional fund managers also run successful hedge fund businesses The traditional hedge fund manager is small, nimble and independent, not to mention better paid. Nicholas Chalmers, associate director of Schroder Investment Management's alternative investment group in Hong Kong, explains how the firm handles these issues.

FinanceAsia When did Schroders get involved in selling hedge funds

Nicholas Chalmers We've looked at the hedge fund market for a long time. We finally got in because the firm had sold the Schroders investment bank to Salomon Smith Barney in 2000, we came into a bit of money and were able to review the business for product gaps. As a result we set up an alternative...

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