Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York:
Last week, we heard of fund launches from Avenue Capital (high yield debt), Sparx (Asian l/s equity), Riskowitz Capital (South Africa) and a private equity version of a distressed/private debt and equity hedge fund already run in hedge fund structure by Victory Park Capital. We also learned ex-Goldman Sachs/Merrill Lynch absolute return specialist David Staton is launching Zedd Capital (l/s European equities) with managed accounts, and niche investors Elite Advisors will launch Precious Time, which will invest in rare vintage watches.
On the UCITS front, we learned of new UCITS funds from Barcap (hedge fund replicato......................
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