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New Managers February 2017

BULLETIN: Performance, closure, seeding fund, awards.

Carbon Investment Partners up 6% in first two months

Lee Bressler and Brandon Bradford launched Carbon Investment Partners on 1st November 2016 with backing from the family office of Rick Nagel and Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm.

The fund was up 5.7% in November net of fees and expenses. In its first two months, it was up 6.1%, ValueWalk. "Our results indicate that our process of researching and sizing our big and small ideas is working," Bressler and Bradford explained in a January 17 letter to investors. The letter notes investor meetings scheduled and building the business from its start-up size of $10m in assets under management.

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New Managers, January 2017: Two former Millennium managers hit the ground running with new industrials-focused hedge fund Raveneur to shut down

Raveneur Investment Group is shutting down, according to Reuters. The New York-based company was launched in September 2014 by Mark Black with startup capital from Blackstone and PAAMCO, both large hedge fund investors known for spotting rising stars.

In the industry, Black was known as a talented distressed investor and he quickly raised $350m from the two blue-chip investors. He kept a low profile and tried to distinguish himself by seeking longer inves......................

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