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Hedge funds will invest more and more in unlisted companies

Many global hedge funds are increasingly looking towards investing in unlisted companies, rather than listed ones. This could generate higher returns, but also have more risks.

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Many large hedge funds are becoming interested in investing in private companies, according to the Financial Times. Internationally recognized hedge funds like Third Point, Marshall Wace and Bluecrest Capital are working towards investing directly in unlisted companies, instead of listed ones.

"The best public market investors now have to be participating or at least aware of the action in private markets, or else they have a huge blind spot," Clay Point Investors Managing Partner Cutler Cook tells FT.

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