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BlackRock hires Towers Watson hedge fund specialist David Gold


David Gold, formerly the head of US hedge fund manager research at Towers Watson, has joined BlackRock Alternative Advisors this month as a product specialist in the portfolio management group.

David Gold

BlackRock Alternative Advisors managed $16.2 billion as of year end 2009. BlackRock and Gold declined to comment.

Towers Perrin & Co. and Watson Wyatt Worldwide merged to form Towers Watson at the beginning of this year. Gold joined what was then Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting in June 2007 to lead due diligence and research of funds of hedge funds on behalf of Watson Wyatt's