The firm is also renaming its main funds management divisions. The hedge funds of funds arm will be called Ramius Alternative Solutions and the multi-strategy and other hedge funds arm will be called Ramius Alternative Investments. Strauss says ‘solutions’ better describes the firm’s activities in funds of funds because it has always sought to build bespoke strategies for clients, usually with segregated accounts unless where regulations made this difficult. “There are still some investors who are trying to solve the problems of 2008,” Strauss says. “We have to learn from them but we have to focus on the opportunities in 2009, 2010 and 2011.”

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