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Know your hedgie – Pix from Monaco

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Reuters snappers have been grabbing some headshots of hedge fund managers at GAIM this year. Thought we’d showcase a few here: Leda Braga, President of BlueCrest Capital Management, attends the GAIM International (Global Alternative Investment Management) hedge fund conference in Monaco, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier (MONACO - Tags: BUSINESS HEADSHOT)

Leda Braga, President of BlueCrest Capital Management, attends the GAIM International (Global Alternative Investment Management) hedge fund conference in Monaco, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier (MONACO - Tags: BUSINESS HEADSHOT)

Phone home

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Spare a thought for quant-heavy hedge fund firm BlueCrest.

Big in JapanThe company’s systematic trading funds rely on the supercooled servers that crunch the numbers to run their, hopefully money-making, algorithms, so it must have come as quite a shock when their Japanese hardware was put under lock and key when Lehman bit the dust.

One year on and the firm is still waiting for a postcard. BlueCrest traders have even started calling the imprisoned server ‘ET’, after the castaway alien in Steven Speilberg’s teary blockbuster.

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