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UBS today announced that Alexander Ineichen, who has led UBS Investment Bank's research into hedge funds and other alternative investments since 2000, will move to UBS Global Asset Management's Alternative and Quantitative Investments (A&Q), in a senior research capacity, effective 1st October, 2005.
Ineichen, who has been with UBS since 1988, will join A&Q's Alternative Investment Solutions, where he will focus on hedge fund strategies, asset allocation and research initiatives. He will report to Mike Welch, A&Q Chief Investment Officer and Head of Alternative Investment Solutions. He will be based in Zurich.
Most recently, Ineichen has served as global head of alternative investments research for UBS Investment Bank. He has earned industry-wide recognition for his research in hedge funds in particular. He is the author of numerous publications, including "In Search of Alpha: Investing in Hedge Funds" and "The Search for Alpha Continues: Do Fund of Hedge Funds Add Value?", which are today still the most printed research reports in the documented history of UBS.
Ineichen began his financial career in sales and origination of risk-management products at SBC (Swiss Bank Corporation) in Switzerland. He then started the Investment Bank's research efforts into Swiss equity derivatives in 1991, European equity derivatives in 1995, equity indices in 1998, capital flows in 1999 and Alternative Investment Strategies in 2000.
"We are pleased and excited to have Alex join us," said A&Q's Welch. "His strong background in developing strategic and perceptive research and deep knowledge of the hedge fund industry will complement our research and also add significantly to our client content."
London, 16 August 2005