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Reuters Hedge Funds and Private Equity Summit

March 17, 2009

Next week sees Reuters running its annual Hedge Funds & Global Equity Summit from 23rd-25th March, with some top speakers lined up.

rtr1z954Regulation is looming for both industries, as G20 leaders prepare to consider recommendations from finance ministers at next month’s summit in London, and is likely to be one of the hot topics.

Hedge funds are facing their biggest challenge ever in the form of high levels of outflows and record poor performance, while many have gated or suspended redemptions.

Private equity, meanwhile, faces major concerns about the sustainability of the leveraged buyout model, as high debt levels push many portfolio companies into breaching their banking covenants.

Last year’s Summit included big-hitters such as Blackstone senior managing director John Studzinski and Eclectica hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry.

Look out for stories and blogs on the Summits section of our website and on Hedge Hub next week.

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