Sat, Sep 23, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers June 2012

Seeders Corner - After closing two vintage seeding funds, SkyBridge is creating a new emerging manager product.

After closing two vintage seeding funds, SkyBridge is creating a new emerging manager product

Anthony Scaramucci launched SkyBridge Capital in 2005 with no capital. Last year, he told Opalesque in a TV interview last year the firm had almost $8bn in AuM in seeding, fund of hedge funds and advisory businesses.

Anthony Scaramucci

A great self-promoter, the ex-Goldmanite also authored a couple of books on hedge funds, appears regularly on TV, and his company has been organising the popular SkyBridge Alternatives Conferences (SALT) for the last three years (last one was in May). He throws his net in all seas when it comes to investors, and apparently, at least 63% of SkyBridge's 17,000 investors are small investors.

New York-based SkyBridge started out as an incubator. But as opportunities abounded after the financial crisis of 2008, the firm acquired Citigroup Inc.'s fund of hedge fund (FoHF) business, adding $4.2bn to SkyBridge's assets and bringing the firm's assets under management (AuM) to $5.6bn then.

At the end of May 2012, several media reports said that SkyBridge was closing the two seeding funds and returning capital to investors due to lacklust......................

To view our full article please login

This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
New Managers
New Managers
New Managers

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. iCapital Network enters deal to acquire innovative U.S. private equity access fund platform from Deutsche Bank[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Financial technology platform iCapital Network has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the US Private Equi

  2. Asia - Hedge funds used to love shorting China. Now, not so much, Fledgling China FoFs require careful use: NCSSF, Amac, Japanese banks turn to PE, hedge funds for returns[more]

    Hedge funds used to love shorting China. Now, not so much From Bloomberg.com: A sharp devaluation. A credit crisis. And an economic hard landing. That's what some of the biggest names in the hedge fund industry were predicting for China after the nation's stocks and currency tumbled in 2

  3. Launches - Orchard launches new credit platform, ETN based on hedge fund to launch on the LSE[more]

    Orchard launches new credit platform Orchard Platform has rolled out Deals as a part of its new platform launch. With the addition of Deals to their suite of technology solutions for loan originators and institutional investors, Orchard Platform takes the next step in their evolution. De

  4. Neuberger Berman closes $1.1bn Credit Opportunities Fund[more]

    Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, announced that NB Private Equity Credit Opportunities Fund LP closed on $1.1 billion of limited partner commitments. The Fund seeks to invest in the secured and unsecured debt of private equity-backed companies, primarily i

  5. Capital Dynamics launches mid-market private credit business[more]

    Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, has launched a dedicated Private Credit Asset Management business. Experienced industry executives Jens Ernberg and Thomas Hall have joined Capital Dynamics to co-lead the company's new private credit initiative. They are based in Capital Dynamics' N