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New Managers July 2013

Seeders' Corner: Scout Global; Horton Point; FRM; Emergence.

Scout Global expands hedge fund investments and plans fund launch

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

After co-seeding Romanesco Capital alongside Dutch seeder IMQ this year, Australian family office Scout Global Funds has invested in another European based manager, Aquantum AG as well as US based managers Modus Quantitative Solutions and Centurion Investment Management. Flyberry Capital, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based 'Big Data' manager recently founded by MIT alumni will also receive an allocation from Scout in the coming week.

"Scout is taking the opportunity to invest in some extraordinary talent with little competition from other investors willing to take early stage risk. It is easier perhaps, to invest in a manager with a ten year track record however with the right tools, systems and processes, we think the risk associated with early stage investment can be mitigated and the advantage turned back in favor of the end investor" said Oliver Alliker, director of the firm.

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Horton Point fills gap for emerging systematic managers through seeding platform

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Horton Point recently launched the Soundview Emerging Managers Fund I, L.P. to provide seed and acceleration capital for up to 20 external managers.

Tarpon Trading LLC, a global macro FX manager, was the fourth one to launch its program on the Horton Point incubation platform last month. A fifth one is being on-boarded right now, and the incubation fund may have around ten emerging fund managers by the end of the year. It specializes in short-term systematic managers, (i.e. very liquid strategies) including futures traders, currency traders a......................

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