The acquisition by SW1 Capital of long-established hedge fund platform PCE Investors forms a major plank in the firm's strategy to build a major new multi-faceted asset management operation at a time of far-reaching change and opportunity in the alternative investment industry.
Simon Luhr and Terry Duffy
Besides buying one of the few well-established London-based hedge fund infrastructure platforms, SW1 is also building up its own investment operation. It wants to expand SW1 Asset Management through the addition of a handful of experienced and high-capacity hedge fund managers.
The ambitions of the group, which has assets under management of around $2 billion, are bold. But SW1's co-founders are no strangers to the asset management and hedge fund worlds.
Simon Luhr was head of equities finance at Morgan Stanley...