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New Managers November 2019

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1. Ben Jacobs, the former co-chief investment officer at Viking Global, is in the process of starting his own fund, which sources tell Business Insider will be named Anomaly Capital. Jacobs is following in the path of Daniel Sundheim and other Viking standouts in starting his own fund. He spent more than a decade at O. Andreas Halvorsen's shop.

2. Credit Suisse has partnered with Lombard Odier to launch a new thematic fund that focuses on responsible consumer. The new strategy is officially called Credit Suisse Responsible Consumer fund and will invest in companies reacting to the shift towards sustainability in consumer behaviour.

3. A former trader at hedge fund Edoma Partners is launching a new fund focusing on responsible investments, the latest sign that a sector known for its single-minded focus on making money is turning its attention to the world of ethical investing. Quentin Dumortier, who previously served as a captain in the French special forces before switching careers to become a hedge fund manager, has launched hedge fund firm Atlas Global Investors in London.

4. The former head of Italian jeweler Bulgari SpA is preparing to start a hedge fund along with a pair of finance veterans who have advised the likes of activist investment firm Elliott Management Corp. Francesco Trapani, who ran Bulgari for nearly three decades, Marco Taricco and Giuseppe Bivona plan to start the Bluebell Active Equity Fund on Nov. 11 with about 50 million euros ($55.7 million), the three said in an interview on Thursday. Taricco and Bivona are co-founders of Bluebell Partners in London.

5. David Witzke, a former money manager at Citadel, started his health-care focused hedge fund Avidity Partners Management with about $750 million in commitments, according to people familiar with the matter. The Dallas-based firm, which was co-founded by former Highland Capital Management money manager Michael Gregory, began trading Nov. 1, said one of the people. G......................

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