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Signet’s fund of hedge funds now focus more on high conviction managers

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Pierre Crama
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

Pierre Crama, Principal at Signet Capital Management Ltd, a UK and Switzerland-based $700m credit fund of funds house, talks to Opalesque about Signet’s new affiliation with Morgan Creek and the firm’s current investments in high conviction and in emerging hedge fund managers.

Morgan Creek Capital Management announced its agreement to acquire Signet’s hedge fund of funds business, specifically the Signet Multi Manager Inc. funds, and its investment manager, Signet Capital Management Ltd, in May. The current Signet team will continue to manage the hedge funds of funds. The two firms’ senior professionals have known each other for several years and the two firms share similar values and investment philosophies. Morgan Creek is a global investment firm with a long-term investment philosophy based upon the US Endowment Model style of investing, investors prominently based in the U.S., and $6.8bn in AuM.

The transaction will be completed once the firms have received the regulatory approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (which replaces ......................

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