Fortress IPO seen as fundamental shift in hedge-fund dynamics

02/7/2007 | New York Times/Dealbook, The

When Fortress Investment Group holds its initial public offering Thursday it will become the first U.S. hedge fund to go public. But one writer thinks the "brazen" deal and the shift toward public participation in the industry "is a step towards skewing the risk of alternative investment vehicles away from the principals who started them and moving away from the entrepreneurial spirit that made hedge funds so successful in the first place."

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