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RAB Capital plans to revamp flagship fund

Financial Times – RAB Capital is planning to restructure its flagship hedge fund, which plunged more than a third this year, and offering investors lower fees in return for agreeing not to withdraw their money for three years.

It is unclear how much of the $1.4bn that RAB Special Situations had at the end of June will be locked up for three years.

But any agreement to limit withdrawals could be good for the London-based fund, much of which is invested in hard-to-sell Aim-listed shares and private equity.

RAB is the latest in a series of hedge funds to offer discounts to investors who agree to stick with a poorly performing manager. Others include Ore Hill, the New York credit fund half-owned by London’s Man Group.

According to people familiar with the requests, RAB could announce the restructuring within a few days.

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