The art of allocation

The alternatives unit at Credit Suisse is one of the largest and most sophisticated fund-of-hedge-funds managers in the world. Ramon Koss (right), head of alternative investments, talks to Navroz Patel about his unit’s unique approach to investment and risk management


Unlike some of its main competitors, financial services firm Credit Suisse stays extremely tight-lipped about the size of its alternative investments business. According to one ultra-high-net-worth individual that was pitched to by the Swiss house last year, it had, at that point, around $30 billion worth of assets under management in alternative strategies.

The analysts Risk spoke to all put it among the top five largest allocators to hedge funds, with a consensus that it is probably

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