Recent Hedge Fund Launches and Closings

Blue Marble Capital Launches Green Hedge Fund

Blue Marble Capital Management Limited of Canada has launched a hedge fund vehicle that is designed to take advantage of the carbon constrained economy...

“Soft Activist” P2 Capital Shows it Cards

Two years after launching its “soft activist” hedge fund, Claus Moller’s P2 Capital Partners finally revealed its portfolio holdings. The firm’s...

Dalton Investments Launches Distressed-Debt Strategy

Dalton Investments launched a distressed-debt strategy this month. From 1999-2006, the firm had successfully run a similar strategy, but it shut it down...

Cavenagh Capital Launches Maiden Fund

Trading began today for Cavenagh Capital’s maiden fund, Cavenagh Asia Macro. The fund will run an Asian macro strategy that looks for events which...

Former-Paulson & Co. Star Pellegrini hires Merrill Economist

PSQR Management LLC has hired Merrill Lynch & Co’s former chief international economist Alex Patelis. According to an article from the Wall Street...

JPMorgan Execs to Launch China-focused JTM Capital

Three former JPMorgan portfolio managers are teaming up to co-found JTM Capital Partners, a Chinese Equity-focused hedge fund manager that will be headquartered...

Moore Launches Emerging Markets Funds for Coffey

Reuters reported today that Moore Capital Management is in the process of raising capital for two emerging market hedge funds that are managed by its...

Octagon Capital Launching Asia-Focused Quant Macro Fund

Bloomberg reports that Octagon Capital Management Pte is planning to launch a quantitative macro fund to invest in the Asian Markets. The fund will be...

Silk Invest Enters Frontier Fixed Income Markets

Silk Invest Ltd announced today that John Bates has joined the firm to lead its entry into the Frontier Fixed Income markets. Mr. Bates was formerly...

Turkish Bank to Launch $300 Million Hedge Fund

Reuters reported yesterday that Garanti Bankasi of Turkey is planning to launch a hedge fund named Istanbul Fon next month. The fund will launch with...

Months After New Star’s Fall, Duffield Returns

The Telegraph reports that John Duffield is returning to the fund management business just weeks after New Star, the troubled fund manager that he founded...

Ashmore’s Asset Down, Launching Recovery Fund

Emerging market specialist Ashmore Group plc announced today in their interim management report that assets under management fell over the last quarter...

Gartmore Launches UK Absolute Return Fund

Gartmore launched the Gartmore UK Absolute Return Fund for retail investors yesterday. The Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return over the long-term...

After 11 Years as a Hedge Fund Manager, Barsky Closing Shop

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Neil Barsky has decided to close his hedge fund Alson Capital Partners LLC after experiencing heavy losses...

GCI Launching Japanese Hybrid Fund

Hedge Funds Review reports that GCI Asset Management of Japan is launching a hedge fund that will invest in hybrid securities of Japanese companies. ...

Kumar from TPG-Axon to Launch Hedge Fund

Bloomberg reported yesterday that Hari Kumar who was a founding partner at Dinakar Singh’s TPG-Axon is launching his own hedge fund firm in Singapore...

SocGen’s Assayag Flees to Launch Premium Asset Management

French newspaper La Tribune reported today that the investment team that ran Societe Generale’s SGAM Alternative Investments hedge fund has left the...

Fuchs Finalizing “Soft Activist” Fund

The financial times reported that Mark Fuchs is in the process of launching Asia-focused long/short equity hedge fund. The fund will focus on blue-chip,...

Serotta Launching Oil-Focused Logista Capital

Bloomberg reported today that Andrew Serotta will be launching a hedge in August or September of this year. Mr. Serotta was formerly an oil trader at...

Nomura To Launch an Asia-Focused Hedge Fund

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Nomura Holdings is planning on launching an Asia-focused hedge fund on April 6, 2009. The portfolio management...


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