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London-based quant hedge fund Henri Capital closes down, returns money to investors

Monday, April 01, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Henri Capital Partners LLP, a London-based hedge fund firm founded by former Winton Capital analysts Yi-Hong (Joey) Huang and Filip Wuytack in April 2011, requested a voluntary dissolution earlier this month.

Joey Huang, partner at Henri Capital, used to be senior quantitative researcher at Winton Capital. Filip Wuytack, who left Henri Capital in January and is currently partner at John Street Capital, a London-based systematic hedge fund, used to be senior researcher at Winton Capital.

According to Reuters, the reason for Henri Capital's closing down is that it had failed to raise money from investors. Henri Capital was set up to manage Winton Octo, an equity long/short fund Huang and Wuytack had been managing while at Winton. The fund managed around $100m in assets......................

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