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Jeb Bush thanks hedge funders for their cash

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"Do no harm and chill out a little bit," is former governor's message at Miami confab.


 Sponsored poolside cabanas at the AlphaMetrix Miami 2013 Summit.

MIAMI -- There is beachfront yoga, cocktails at the cabanas and--the ostensible reason for the trip--actual one-on-one meetings to discuss hedge fund allocations. But as more than one thousand hedge funders gathered here on opening night in the "Glimmer" ballroom at the palatial Fontainebleau Hotel for the AlphaMetrix Miami 2013 Summit, all eyes were on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

That is, at least, until the doors to the outdoor buffet flung open.

"The six people in the front are the only people