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Former Fidelity portfolio manager seeds long/short venture

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Former Fidelity Institutional Asset Management (FIAM) and Pioneer Investments fund manager Christopher Galizio has returned to fund management by seeding a long/short equity venture in partnership with LHA Ventures, a specialist US group.

Galizio, who spent 13 years with Pioneer and 10 with Fidelity, where he managed institutional assets, has teamed up with LHA Ventures to seed and run a new US-focused fund.

During his tenure at FIAM, assets peaked at over $7 billion and Galizio has made the decision to broaden his investment horizons and manage a long-short U.S. equity fund, said a statement.

According to Galizio, "I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the many years spent at Fidelity finding good companies in which to invest. At this stage of my life and with the market in its current state, I really wanted to broaden the scope of my investment opportunities to include short investing."

Galizio's fund, which is called LHA Focused Long-Short fund, will be aimed at US investors. It will use a macro-led investment process, combined with deep, fundamental stock analysis.

Galizio said that he has invested billions of dollars for institutional investors and understands that to be successful in continuing to garner institutional interest, he must invest alongside his limited partners.

LHA Ventures LLC, through its managing member, provides a full suite of support services to the fund, including compliance, accounting, marketing, and......................

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