Launches & Closures

  • New Funds Update: Great Expectations from London

    December 18, 2014

    A slew of startups emerges across the pond as opportunities abound in Europe.

  • Carlson Capital to Launch Three New Energy Funds

    December 17, 2014

    Clint Carlson’s Dallas-based firm says the recent plunge in oil prices has made it a good time to invest in energy. But the manager adds that there are long-term opportunities in the sector as well.

  • Sandell Debuts New Activist Fund with $100mn in Assets

    September 29, 2014

    Firm founder Thomas Sandell hopes to reach $2 billion in assets for the new fund, which will focus on investment opportunities in the middle market.

  • New Funds: Start-ups with a Little Help from David Einhorn and Ziff

    September 08, 2014

    Alumni of ZBI, Eton Park, Goldman Sachs and Amundi are among the most watchable new fund managers.

  • Ex-Merlin BioMed Exec Starts Healthcare Strat

    January 13, 2010

    Stuart Weisbrod, founder of the now-closed Merlin BioMed Group, recently formed Iguana Healthcare Partners and launched a long/short fund on Jan. 1.

  • N.Y. Vol Manager Preps Fund For Europe

    January 13, 2010

    MM Capital, a New York-based volatility arbitrage manager, is going after European money and plans to launch a Ucits-authorised fund.

  • Norwegian Powerhouse DnB NOR Enters Ucits Arena

    January 12, 2010

    DnB NOR Asset Management, Norway's largest investment management firm, has decided to make its first single-manager hedge funds comply with the Ucits directive.

  • Clearbrook Seeks U.S. Investors, Rolls Out Onshore Fund

    January 12, 2010

    Managed futures shop Clearbrook Investments, looking to significantly increase its domestic investor base, is planning to launch an onshore version of its flagship Pan Am Fund and accept more capital via managed accounts.

  • Ex-Franklin Templeton Pres. Launches Equity Fund

    January 11, 2010

    Tano Capital, the $250 million hedge fund and private equity firm founded by Charles Johnson, former co-president of Franklin Templeton Investments, has launched the Tano Global Hard Assets Fund.

  • Arrow Hires Former Atlantic Pacific Exec

    January 11, 2010

    Arrow Capital Management, a $425 million event-driven shop in New York, has tapped Ivan Wanat as director of business development, a newly created position.

  • Sandalwood Taps Robert Wood Johnson Exec

    January 08, 2010

    Sandalwood Securities, the Roseland, N.J.-based $1 billion credit fund of funds, recently hired Mihir Meswani, formerly the director of public market managers at the $8 billion Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as part of a push to attract institutional clients.

  • Stonehenge Debuts Currency Funds

    January 07, 2010

    Miami-based Stonehenge Capital Management has launched its first pooled funds, giving investors access to a foreign-exchange strategy that was until now only available via managed accounts.

  • Core Preps Long-Volatility FoF

    January 06, 2010

    Core Capital Management, a $50 million fund of funds firm based in Chicago, is preparing to launch its third fund, which will invest in hedge funds that profit from volatility.

  • SAC Vet Seeks PM For China Launch

    January 06, 2010

    Former SAC Capital Management Portfolio Manager John Liu is looking to hire a China specialist to manage the second fund from his startup hedge fund firm, Han Capital Management

  • Swiss Firm Readies First Irish-Regulated Art Fund

    January 05, 2010

    Zug-based Anthea Art Investments will launch the Anthea 1 Contemporary Art Investment Fund in May, the first closed-end art fund to be authorised by the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority.

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