Taking a walk in Eton Park

Tue Mar 1, 2005



The launch of Eric Mindich's hedge fund venture last year was the largest in the history of the industry. But here's the $3.5 billion question: will Eton Park's investment style really generate the high-octane thrills of a roller-coaster ride or will it turn out to be the more placid performance of a roundturn on a carousel?

Either way, with a four-year lock-up, it's going to be a long ride, so strap yourself in as we take a look at Eton Park's first regulatory filings with the SEC that offer a souvenir snapshot of the long side of the portfolio at the outset of the first quarter.

The first stop on our tour of Eton Park's portfolio takes us to a place that seems vaguely reminiscent of Walt Disney's "international pavilion." This should come as no surprise, as Mindich told investors that he would look overseas in its efforts to...

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