Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

$350m Glazer Capital launches Glazer Enhanced Fund, on track to asset raising goal of doubling firm assets

Monday, July 26, 2010

From Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York:

New York-based merger arbitrage shop, Glazer Capital Management recently announced the launch of a higher leverage version of its Glazer Onshore Fund. The strategy, which focuses on mergers and acquisitions in the US, Canada and Europe and has achieved annualized returns of over 10% for investors since its launch in late September 2001.

The newly launched Glazer Enhanced Fund will seek to provide investors with targeted returns above the flagship fund, and will use two-times leverage to achieve this. The Glazer Enhanced Fund launched on July 1, with $12m in assets.

After 2008 performance of +8.85% and 2009 gains of +13.89%, the firm began a capital raise initiative early this year, seeking to double its assets under management from $265m to $500m. In addition to the launch of the new fund and further allocations to the flagship fund, Glazer Capital will begin August 2010 with over $350m in capital, impressive growth during a very slow asset-raising period for many hedge fund firms. The additional August launch of an offshore version of the Glazer Enhanced Fund should also boost the firm's overseas asset raising campaign as well.

According to the firm's June investor letter the flagship fund is up +3.25%, and Opalesque has learned that as of mid-July the fund had added an additional 50bps to its performance.......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. M&A - U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga, Hedge fund Parvus shows hand, toppling William Hill merger deal[more]

    U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga From The fierce battle to buy Britain's biggest private equity group has come to an unexpected conclusion, with the original bidder walking away with the prize. SVG Capital has agreed

  2. Marc Lasry: Energy is still a phenomenal opportunity[more]

    From Distressed debt specialist Marc Lasry said energy debt is still a "phenomenal opportunity" because investors can get "massively overpaid" for the risk they take on. There are "huge opportunities" in the energy sector especially in restructurings, the Avenue Capital Group CEO said Tues

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-SAC manager re-emerges with market neutral hedge fund[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A manager re-emerged from the SAC battleground last year to launch his own hedge fund under the umbrella of New York-based investment firm Endicott Group.

  4. North America - Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation, Billionaire hedge fund titans Dinan, Lasry on election, markets and best investment ideas[more]

    Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation From Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, on Wednesday warned that the U.S. is headed toward so-called stagflation. Stagflation is typically described as persistently high inflation and hi

  5. Macro hedge funds up 3.3% in one week on Fed and Brexit pays off[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were boosted by the strong performance of global macro funds, with the Lyxor Global Macro Index gaining 3.3% as of the week ending Oct. 11 (-1.7% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management reported. Their short on the p