KBC to cut some hedge fund-related activities

Reuters – Belgian banking and insurance group KBC said on Monday that it will discontinue some of its hedge fund-related activities and that the move could lead to some redundancies.

KBC said it will also close its Alternative Investment Management service.

"KBC FP (Financial Products) has conducted a strategic review of operations and decided to discontinue some of its hedge fund-related activities," KBC said in a statement, adding that the remaining positions of existing investors will be managed until they reach maturity.

"This decision has already led to and could lead to further internal transfers and, where no suitable alternatives are available, to redundancies," the company said.

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