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Opalesque Roundup: A new hedge fund seeder emerges out of Chicago: hedge fund news, week 10

Monday, March 13, 2017

In the week ending 10 March, 2017, Scott Schweighauser, who from 1994 until 2016 has been a key figure at Chicago based hedge fund of funds Aurora, has launched Borealis Strategic Capital Partners that will invest in young hedge funds; Anthony Scaramucci is said to be planning to start a new hedge fund with Jon Najarian after losing out from the White House post promised to him; Dymon Asia is launching Dymon Asia Ventures that is focused on fintech deals and it is targeting a $50m raise; Gordian Capital announced the launch of the Quadratus Fund effective immediately; and Garraway Capital Management said it is pushing ahead with its asset building program.

Hedge fund clients predict assets withdrawals from the industry will slow this year as institutional investors show faith in macro managers; KKR has closed its latest flagship fund at a record of $13.9 billion; Actis has closed its new energy fund, which will invest in select countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, at its $2.75 billion hard cap.

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