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Chris Rokos courts investors for his $3bn hedge fund launch

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Former Brevan Howard top trader Chris Rokos is inviting investors for one of the largest hedge fund launches this year that is nearing its target of $3bn, Reuters reported citing sources privy to the information.

It added that Rokos is planning to launch the fund between October and November, subject to regulatory approval. Rokos started the Rokos Capital in March this year after ending a legal dispute with Bravan Howard. The hedge fund manager made $4bn for his former employer, successfully betting on economic trends.

"This is definitely going to be a unique launch because he's got a good track record and excellent pedigree and people want to allocate more money to global macro," Reuters quoted one of the investors who is not permitted to discuss about the hedge fund launch publicly.

The report added that the hedge fund will be backed by more than $500m from the 44-year-old Rokos and his partners and is expected to attract large institutional investors because of the size of its assets.

Rokos Capital Management will focus primarily on foreign exchange, fixed income and equity index products in developed markets and relatively liquid emerging markets, the report added.

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