As hedge funds grow, having the skills and resources to stay
ahead of the curve is essential Neil Wilson We should move on
now to complexity and how you maintain operational strength as
you grow. Obviously, we have different strategies in the room.
Ferox is very much focused on convertibles; Tisbury has come
out of the event-driven side; Lansdowne and Marshall Wace are
out of the equity side; BlueCrest came out of the fixed income
side and moved across all strategies; and BlackRock also in
fixed income but out of traditional asset management.
Nick Curtis There are two levels the macro level and
the micro level. At the macro level the COO has a
responsibility for communication, understanding what funds or
new potential products are on the horizon, guiding the firm
through their introduction and building the support
infrastructure at a commercial cost in the right timescale. On