Hedge Funds

Basso bags research, trading pros

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Basso Capital Management, the $1.3 billion Stamford, Conn.-based multistrategy firm founded by convertible bond specialist Howard Fischer, recently added a top-ranked consumer analyst from Credit Suisse Asset Management and an equities trader from Morgan Stanley's proprietary trading desk.

The hires are part of the firm's broader effort to build out its equity trading

The hires are part of the firm's broader effort to expand its equity trading. Erik Mace, a managing director at Credit Suisse, named one of Institutional Investor's "Best of the Buy Side" for three years running (2003 through 2005), will join Basso as a senior portfolio