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Ex-DUMAC manager launches fund of emerging long/short equity hedge funds

Friday, March 13, 2015

Geoff Keegan
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

Geoff Keegan, who used to be a senior team member at Duke University's endowment management organization, launched Creciente Partners Investment Management, LLC, an alternative investment firm based in Raleigh, NC, in June 2014. His new fund, Creciente Global Equity Fund, LP, which started with $7.5m, seeks to identify and partner with the next generation of great hedge fund managers. He talks about his investment philosophy, his selection criteria and his plans in an interview with Opalesque.

Opalesque: What is your investment premise?

Geoff Keegan: My investment premise is based on the view that hedge funds, particularly long/short equity funds, generate their most attractive returns early in their life-cycles when they have a modest amount of capital to manage. Academic and industry research support this thesis, as does the experience of DUMAC, the investment arm for Duke University, where I spent 10 years of my career.

At this stage of the life cycle, the manager is extremely hungry. The entire team is energized, motivated, and the economics are more aligned between t......................

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