Recent Hedge Fund Launches and Closings

George Taylor launches Taylor Woods Capital Management

Ex-Credit Suisse natural gas trader George Taylor launched a new hedge fund, Taylor Woods Capital Management in of February 2011. George Taylor’s expertise...

Clayton DeGiacinto leaves Tower Research Capital to start Axonic Capital

Clayton DeGiacinto, a portfolio manager at Tower Research Capital, has left the firm to found Axonic Capital. According to FINalternatives, DeGiacinto...

John Ho’s Janchor Partners of Asia surpasses $500 million

Hong Kong-based Janchor Partners Pan Asian Fund has grown its assets under management to $500 million from just $40 million when it was started a year...

Polar Capital’s Discovery Fund to Close

Following an announcement made by fund manager Paul Lambert at a January 5th board meeting, Polar Capital is to shut the doors of its Discovery Fund....

Galleon Co-Founder Starting Firm

Gary Rosenbach, who co-founded Galleon Management with Raj Rajaratnam, is launching an investment firm with James Burritt, a Thomas H. Lee Capital executive....

FrontPoint Announces New $1 Billion Fund

FrontPoint Partners, a Greenwich-based hedge fund manager facing an insider trading investigation, announced the final close for a new $1 billion fund....

Goldman star trader Morgan Sze’s Azentus Capital expected to launch with $1 Billion

Morgan Sze, the former head of Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategies Group in Asia, is gearing up his new hedge fund firm, Azentus Capital, for an anticipated...

FrontPoint Partners faces $3 billion in redemption requests

FrontPoint Partners is reportedly letting go almost 30 non-investment management employees, following massive redemption requests from investors. According...

Brummer & Partners seeds Scott Collison’s Asia-focused Orvent Asset Management

Swedish hedge fund giant Brummer & Partners recently announced its plans to seed an Asia-focused event-driven hedge fund, Orvent Asset Management Pte,...

Hedge Fund Industry sees inflows of $13 billion

Hedge fund industry data tracking firm, HedgeFund.net, reports that hedge funds saw an inflow of $13 billion in November 2010, after gains of $18.4 billion...

Deutsche Bank veteran Greg Park launching Northstone Peak Capital

Greg Park, the former chief of Asia securitized products at Deutsche Bank AG, is launching his own form, the Northstone Peak Capital. The new fund management...

Apollo Global Management and Lighthouse Investment Partners team up

Global alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management and fund of hedge fund manager Lighthouse Investment Partners have teamed up in a strategic...

Clarium Capital’s Patrick Wolff to launch Grand Master Capital Management

Patrick Wolff, a managing director at Peter Thiel’s Clarium Capital, has plans to launch a hedge fund management company called Grand Master Capital...

Corriente’s Mark Hart predicts China credit bubble will burst, launches Corriente China Opportunity Master Fund

Mark Hart, the hedge fund manager who heads Texas-based Corriente Advisors, has set his sights on the next credit bubble to burst: China. According to...

Santiago Rizzo preparing to launch TMT focused Outlier Capital hedge fund

Santiago Rizzo, a former portfolio manager at Straus Asset Management, has formed Outlier Capital. The hedge fund manager will employ a long/short equity...

Sandelman veterans Pascutti, McNeil & Esty found Eagle River Asset Management

Michael Pascutti, Jim McNeil and Ben Esty have joined together again to found Eagle River Asset Management. The three founders previously worked together...

Wiltshire Capital and PCE team up to launch the Wiltshire Credit Opportunities Fund

Wiltshire Capital and PCE have joined forces to launch a new European credit fund. According to Hedgeweek, the new Wiltshire Credit Opportunities...

Sean Cullinan and other Duquesne Capital veterans open Point State Capital

Former Duquesne Capital Management vice chairman Sean Cullinan and six former Duquesne portfolio managers have reunited to launch a new hedge fund following...

SYZ & CO launches high-yield hedge fund

Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has launched a high-yield currencies hedge fund, the bank announced. The UCITS III-compliant OYSTER ForExtra Yield EUR, a...

AIFAM Inc launches long/short equity focused fund of hedge funds

Hedge fund AIFAM Inc. recently opened its latest venture, a fund of hedge funds that will invest in 12 to 15 hedge fund managers with a long/short equity...


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