Edward Filippi to start Ground Zero Strategic Commodities Hedge Fund

August 22nd, 2009
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Ex-Lehman Brothers banker Edward Filippi has raised $35million for his Switzerland-based Ground Zero Strategic Commodities hedge fund. According to Bloomberg, the fund will launch during the first quarter of 2009 and will invest in energy, metals, and agricultural derivatives.

Although the name Ground Zero may strike some as controversial and distasteful, it joins a growing list of firms with unusual names that have attracted media buzz. Other notable funds include, the failed activist hedge fund Pirate Capital and government debt trader 5:15 Capital Management, named after a song on The Who’s 1973 album Quadrophenia. Ground Zero Strategic Commodities will have no connection to the Lower Manhattan Ground Zero site.
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For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
5:15 Capital Management
Ground Zero Strategic Commodities
Pirate Capital*
Related People: E.G. Fisher; Edward Filippi; Morris Sachs; Rob Wahl; Thomas R. Hudson Jr.
Related Entities: 5:15 Fund Ltd; 5:15 Partners, LP; Ground Zero Strategic Commodities Fund; Jolly Roger Activist Fund*; Man Group plc; Man RMF Global Emerging Managers Strategy
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Hedge Fund Launches and Hedge Fund Closings

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