Recent Hedge Fund Launches and Closings

Henry Swieca’s Talpion LLC hires JL Advisors veteran

Talpion LLC brought Ezra Solomon aboard last month as a research analyst. Previously, Mr. Solomon was at JL Advisors. Henry Swieca founded Talpion LLC...

Goldman veteran Pierre-Henri Flamand to launch Edoma Capital with $1 billion

Pierre-Henri Flamand anticipates raising over $1 billion for his hedge fund Edoma Capital in one of the most anticipated launches of 2010. According to...

BlueCrest Capital will liquidate BlueTrend UCITS Fund

BlueCrest Capital Management has recently announced its decision to liquidate the BlueCrest BlueTrend UCITS fund, which was launched just last year. According...

Patrick Degorce’s Theleme Partners largest launch since financial crisis with $700 million

Patrick Degorce’s Theleme Partners, which had already turned heads as one of the top hedge fund openings of 2009 with $200 million, has now raised $700...

Solaris Asset Management launches with $23 million

Solaris Asset Management recently announced its plans to launch its flagship hedge fund this November. According to FINAlternatives, the Solaris...

KKR to hire Bob Howard and fellow Goldman Sachs prop traders to head hedge fund unit

Private equity firm KKR & Co. is in the process of hiring nine proprietary Goldman Sachs traders to run a new stock-focused investment unit. According...

New Sparx Group long/short hedge fund to focus on successful green Asian companies

Sparx Group Co. recently announced its plans to launch a long/short hedge fund to invest in Asian companies that will benefit the most from the region’s...

Timberland Investment Resources Launches Timber Fund

Timberland Investment Resources recently launched a timber-focused hedge fund in London. Named Timberland Investment Resources Europe, the flagship fund...

Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital Group plans to launch Avenue Income Credit Strategies Fund

Distressed debt hedge fund manager Avenue Capital Group has announced its plans to launch a new closed-end fund that will diversify its product offerings...

Brevan Howard Asset Management plans IPO for BH Catalysts Fund

Global macro hedge fund manager Brevan Howard Asset Management recently announced its intentions to launch BH Catalysts, a new initial public offering...

Eric Mandelblatt aims to launch Soroban Capital hedge fund with $500 million

Eric Mandelblatt plans to launch his new Soroban Capital Partners hedge fund with an impressive $500 million in investments when it begins trading next...

Brevan Howard Asset Management to launch to credit hedge fund in December

Alan Howard’s Brevan Howard Asset Management is reportedly launching a new credit focused hedge fund by the end of the year. According to an article...

Driss Ben-Brahim will manage GLG Partner’s newest fund

Driss Ben-Brahim, a fund manager at alternative investment firm GLG Partners, has been selected to run GLG’s newest venture, a UCITS III version of...

Vranos’s subprime focused Ellington Financial raises $100 million through IPO

Mortgage-backed bond fund Ellington Financial LLC recently raised $101 million in an initial public offering, selling 4.5 million shares at $22.50 a share....

As Asian hedge funds flounder, Senrigan Capital, Turiya Capital and Janchor Partners see significant inflows

2010 has been a difficult year so far for the hedge fund industry, and Asian hedge funds have fared particularly poorly. But there are exceptions: according...

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital launches Pan-Asian Hedge Fund

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners launched a Pan Asian hedge fund in September 2010 to focus on special situation opportunities within Asia....

Ron Beller and Manal Mehta launch Branch Hill Capital

Ron Beller has recently launched Branch Hill Capital, a new hedge fund management firm based in San Francisco. Mr. Beller had previously founded Peloton...

Ivaldi Capital, backed by Citigroup, raises $500mm for launch

Newly-launched investment firm Ivaldi Capital raised over $500 million from a European pension fund for a service that will allow institutional investors,...

Jim Pallotta takes a mulligan, launches Raptor Evolution Fund

Legendary hedge fund manager Jim Pallotta is returning to the industry with the launch of the Raptor Evolution Fund. The new hedge fund management firm...

Cheyne Capital raises $100 million for event-driven hedge fund

Jonathan Lourie and Stuart Fiertz’s hedge fund management firm, Cheyne Capital, has raised $100 million for its latest fund launch, the Cheyne European...


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