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New Managers August 2017

LAUNCHES

  • Former Millennium Capital Partners and Brevan Howard Asset Management trader Arnaud Langlois is preparing to launch equities hedge fund Terreneuve Capital, reports Reuters.Langlois plans to launch UK-based Terreneuve - which will use a 'long-short' strategy, betting on rising and falling share prices - with between $200m and $250m.
  • New York-based Epsilon Asset Management, founded in 2017, has raised over $100m and plans to use troves of data from other managers to select its investments. The new hedge fund plans to scrape decades of regulatory documents to analyze positions of other active managers and turn these into investment strategies for institutional clients, cofounder Faryan Amir-Ghassemi told Business Insider.
  • PAAMCO, the Irvine, California-based fund of funds firm that manages about $10bn, is backing QVR Advisors, a new alternative asset management firm, according to Business Insider. The amount PAAMCO is investing was not available. Benn Eifert, who previously was a co-portfolio manager at relative value fund Mariner Coria, is launching San Francisco-based QVR in mid-August with $75m.
  • 26-year-old Fahmi Quadir, a protégé of noted short-seller Marc Cohodes,is starting a short-selling hedge fund. Her edge is in identifying frauds or accounting vulnerabilities that could cause a stock to lose more than 60% of its market value, she tells Bloomberg.Quadir expects to raise $200m at her newly created Safkhet Capital and begin trading early next year.
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