Why the arrival of the banks may be a boon


If there is any lingering doubt that the big banks now are positioned - and have the stomach - to become the hedge fund industry's next stars, this issue of Absolute Return should go a long way in dispelling it.

In a profile of Barclays Global Investors, the asset management arm of Barclays Bank, we examine how the firm has played to the strengths of its global bank structure to build a business that churns out solid and stable returns. What's more, BGI has mastered the art of selling its hedge fund products to deep-pocketed