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New Managers September 2013

Seeders' Corner: IMQ, Hermes PBK, Mariner

IMQ backs Hong Kong based volatility arbitrage fund, True Partner Jeroen Tielman IMQubator

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London

Emerging manager specialist,IMQ, has invested $33m of 'acceleration capital' to Asian volatility arbitrage expert,True Partner Fund. The investment takes the manager to assets under management of $107m.

Located in Hong Kong, the True Partner team is run by Ralph van Put and uses a sophisticated approach to volatility trading, combining broad options expertise, global trading experience, and advanced technology. While the focus rests on trading opportunities within the Asian markets, the team runs a truly global book.

The investment strategy can be characterised as medium frequency, market neutral trading and continuous hedging of volatility spread positions in listed options, predominantly in the equity index space. Emphasis is placed in pro-actively managing portfolio risks, through both static and scenario based risk analyses.

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Hermes PBK and Northern Lights' Accelerator Fund make second investment Mark Baker Hermes PBK

According to Financial News, Hermes BPK Partners, the $2.6 billion alternatives advisory boutique for......................

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