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New Managers October 2013

Seeders' Corner: News of the latest seeding deals and startups

Newly formed Trium Capital launches multi-manager alliance, welcomes QLO Capital, Serene Asset Management

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Gareth James, Trium Capital

Here is another hedge fund platform focused early-stage managers, which has some of the characteristics of a hedge fund hotel, but with a more committed approach.

Last week, London-based Trium Capitalannounced the official launch of theTrium Multi-Manager Alliance (TMA). TMA, which was conceived about a year ago, is an alliance for early stage hedge fund managers that are hosted and sit on Trium's trading floor, with centrally coordinated control functions, risk management and distribution. In this arrangement, new managers benefit from economies of scale in a quality infrastructure and investors get exposure to them without the business or infrastructure risk usually associated with new ventures.

Trium Capital itself is the product of a recent three-way merger between Ganymede Partners, Aldersgate Investment Managers and London Academy of Trading. The merger was completed earlier this month. Gareth James, the former CEO of Ganymede, is now the CEO of Trium.

QLO Capital recently joined TMA. QLO Capital is a global macro investment strategy that uses a systematic multi-strategy approach to investments, trading liquid futures across commodities, equities, fixed income and currencies… Serene Asset Management will be the next TMA manager.

Serene's fund blends three market neutral strategy; activism, event driven and systematic relative value. It is managed by James Beddall and Christophe Lelannou, who worked together for the past six years in senior investment roles at Carrousel Capital Ltd., a closed end fund arbitrageu......................

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