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Ex-UBS, Tudor man adds agriculture exposure to Duet Commodities

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Duet Commodities, the high-performing fund managed by Tony Hall at Duet Asset Management that won the EuroHedge Award for commodities and currency earlier this year after returning 26.44% in 2011, is to expand into the agricultural markets.

The firm has hired Taha Ouertani as head of agricultural trading for the fund, starting in June. He most recently traded commodities as head of agriculture at UBS, and previously worked as a commodity trader at Tudor Capital and Morgan Stanley.

“We believe in the long-term attractiveness of investing in agriculture,” said Hall, explaining that the addition will provide the fund