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New Managers March 2015

EMERGING MANAGER BULLETIN: Assets, hires, performance, manager searches, etc.

 

Newcomers jump into activist investing

"Everyone wants to be an activist these days. Everyone wants that capital," Damien Park, head of consulting group Hedge Fund Solutions, told Dailytimes.com.ph. In the last five months, some 45 hedge funds launched their first ever activist campaigns, according to data from research firm Activist Insight, up from 26 new entrants the same period the previous year, and 15 the year before. Leda Braga's brand new fund posts 9.5% gains in January

Leda Braga, who manages the biggest hedge fund run by a woman, produced one of the highest returns in January after her main fund, the $8.4bn BlueTrend, generated 9.5%.

Braga's Systematica Investments, which manages BlueTrend, a future trading fund, and BlueMatrix, a $600m equity trading fund, started in early January, reported Swissinfo.ch.

The 48-year-old Brazilian manager started Systematica after she parted ways with Michael Platt's BlueCrest Capital Management after 14 years. Today, Braga is considered the most powerful woman in hedge funds worldwide.

K. Manalo Chessica funds reopen under the Mosaic banner Alex Rabinovich

In early 2014, Alex Rabinovich, Managing Director of Chessica Asset Management, announced that the firm he co-founded with Victor Plotkin in 2009, had been acquired by Mosaic Investment Partners. Mosaic is a Washington, D......................

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