CSAM and CSFB unite fund platforms

Credit Suisse Asset Management and Credit Suisse First Boston have unified their hedge fund of fund platforms to form a $6bn operation that will draw on research abilities from both houses.

The firms' uniform platform will combine investment professionals responsible for the $3.5bn in assets under management at CSAM, and the $2.5bn CSFB oversees.

Thomas Gimbel, managing director at CSAM , said the separate operations replicated some research functions and the trading of more than 50 individual hed