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UBS hedge fund whisperer Bill Richards retires

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Close to the Tiger family, he spent nearly 30 years covering hedge funds.

  

Bill Richards

Bill Richards, UBS's senior hedge fund relationship manager whose ties with Tiger Management helped drive the bank's industry relationships since 1995, has retired.

"[Bill] has been instrumental in the development of our coverage of Hedge Funds globally," said UBS equity sales chief Dominic Vail in an internal email today. "We would like to thank Bill for the many years of good service."

Richards met Tiger Management founder Julian Robertson in 1983 while investing in hedge funds on behalf of his family. He subsequently worked with more than 100 Tiger alums, or "cubs," covering Robertson for