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Marinerís incubation platform takes on new volatility arbitrage fund

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:- Mariner Investment Group, a $10bn alternative asset manager headquartered in New York which launched an incubation fund in April, has just hired its third manager.

Peter van Dooijeweert, the former Head of Equity Relative Value Trading at Citigroup, will run a global equity volatility portfolio on the platform, called the Mariner Equity Volatility Strategy.

This new portfolio will use a volatility trading approach that capitalises on the managerís 18-year experience in trading volatility products. The strategy will focus on comparing the relative value of options across single name equities, market sectors, and global indices to build portfolios that monetize indentified mispricings. Mr. van Dooijeweert is joined by Steven Ahn, who also brings significant experience in managing equity derivatives portfolios.

"The Mariner Incubation Platform offers us all the benefits of an institutional grade platform on the infrastructure side to build our business along with synergies associated with access to portfolio managers across market disciplines," said van Dooijeweert in the ......................

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