DB ARS distributes hedge fund with Raymond James

DB Absolute Return Strategies (DB ARS), the global hedge fund management arm of Deutsche Bank, has signed an agreement with Raymond James, a financial services provider, to distribute the DB Hedge Strategies Fund.

Under the agreement, Scudder Distributors, part of Deutsche Asset Management, will distribute the fund, a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that invests in hedge funds, through Raymond James' network of 5,000 registered representatives.

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