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Blackstone Hires UBS O'Connor Alternatives CIO

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NEW YORK (–Bruce Amlicke, chief investment officer at UBS O’Connor’s Alternative Investment Solutions Group, joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management as its chief investment officer.

In the newly created position, Mr. Amlicke also will be a senior managing director of the Blackstone Group. He assumes some of the duties of Hal Lindquist, who will take on an expanded role as senior investment officer and chief investment strategist for BAAM, which invests US$9 billion in hedge funds through several multi-manager programs.

Mr. Amlicke will play a similar role at UBS O’Connor. Joining the funds of funds group in 1998, Mr. Amlicke was the CIO for the global funds of funds business. He oversaw operations in Stamford, Conn., London and Hong Kong. The firm’s alternative investment multi-manager groups were brought together under the Global Asset Management umbrella earlier this year (see ).

According to Blackstone officials, Mr. Amlicke chaired the group’s investment committee, and ran the investment function including manager selection, portfolio management, risk control and asset allocation. UBS O’Connor officials were not immediately available for comment.

Thanks to the hiring of Mr. Amlicke, Mr. Lindquist will have an increased focus on setting the overall investment strategy and will work with BAAM investors to structure portfolios, according to Blackstone.

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