Recent Hedge Fund Launches and Closings

Orchard Capital Partners launches Orchard Gemini

Teall Edds and Stuart Wilson’s Orchard Capital Partners, which spun-off from Stark Investments in late late 2009, launched the Orchard Gemini fund last...

Nautical Capital Management Unveils New Commodity-Based Strategies

Nautical Capital Management has recently announced the launch of its new commodities-based absolute returns strategies. According to the company, the...

Castle Hill Asset Management spins-off from Ignis and launches first Hedge Fund

Managers from Ignis Investment Management spun-off from the UK manager this month to form Castle Hill Asset Management. Castle Hill has concurrently...

Hornstein Partners Fund launches with $10 million

Edward Hornstein LLC launched its flagship hedge fund last month with approximately $10 million in assets under management, according to HedgeFund.net....

BlueCrest Capital Management to close off BlueTrend Fund to new investors

BlueCrest Capital Management LLP is planning on closing its $9 billion BlueTrend hedge fund to new investors if it surpasses $10 billion. According...

Top 2009 Hedge Fund Firm Spin-Offs and Fund of Funds Launched with $14.4 billion

HedgeTracker’s Top Hedge Fund Firm Launches of 2009 list profiled the industry’s largest independent hedge fund startups in 2009. Some other newly...

Jason Adler’s Hayground Cove Asset Management relaunches flagship as long/short Raido Fund

Hayground Cove Asset Management has relaunched a version of its flagship hedge fund. While it was once a multi-strategy hedge fund, the new Raido Fund...

Jefferies launches Wildcatters Energy E&P Equity ETF

Investment bank Jefferies & Company (NYSE: JEF) has launched its new upstream Oil and Gas focused Wildcatters Energy Exploration & Production Equity ETF...

Sri Wijegoonaratna and Peter Early launch Galle Global Macro Partners

Sri "Wije" Wijegoonaratna, former Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group has launched a new global macro hedge fund manager, Galle Global Macro...

Brennus Asset Management launches Brennus Convertible Fund

Brennus Asset Management has announced the launch of its flagship hedge fund, the Brennus Convertible Fund with $30 million in assets under management....

Gerry Catenacci to shutter Principled Capital Management

Hedge fund manager Gerry Catenacci announced last week in a letter to investors that he will be closing Principled Capital Management, according to the...

Top Hedge Fund Firm Launches of 2009 raised over $3 billion

A number of new hedge fund firms were launched in 2009 as investors showed an appetite for emerging managers with strong pedigrees. While most years...

Paulson, PSQR Capital, Beacon Light and Bronson Point headline Goldman's Hedge Fund Conference

John Paulson of Paulson & Co. and his former star manager Paolo Pellegrini of PSQR Capital Management are scheduled to participate in Goldman Sachs' Emerging...

Marshall Wace Launches ETF to Follow Tops Funds

European hedge fund manager Marshall Wace Asset Management has announced its plans to launch a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will track the firm’s...

Jabre Capital to manage Pictet Funds’ new Convertible Bond Fund

Pictet Funds announced today that it is launching a convertible bond UCITS III fund in partnership with Jabre Capital Partners, which is an asset management...

Thames River Capital Launches UCITS III Fund

Investment manager Thames River Capital recently announced the launch of the firm’s new UCITS III fund of funds. According to the press release, the...

Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital launches Managed Futures Fund

Institutional hedge fund manager AQR Capital Management last week announced the launch of a new mutual fund, the AQR Managed Futures Strategy Fund, which...

Albert Ee to start Global Macro hedge fund AE Capital Management

Albert Ee, the former managing director of Millennium Management LLC’s Asian markets division, is starting up a hedge fund in Singapore. According...

Robert Frey launches Frey Quantitative Strategies with $350 Million

Frey Quantitative Strategies, a hedge fund of fund management firm, has been formed by Robert Frey. From 1992 to 2004, Mr. Frey was a managing director...

DE Shaw & Co plans to launch Heliant Hedge Fund in Q1 of 2010

Hedge fund manager D.E. Shaw & Co. has announced plans to launch the D.E. Shaw Heliant Fund, a new hedge fund that will employ a modified version of the...


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