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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......................

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