Samena's eclectic mix of talent lays strong foundation for growth in Asia

Mon Nov 23, 2009

Samena Capital uses a combination of some of the best brains in alternatives business and asset management expertise to build a value oriented and relationships-driven alternatives platform

When Samena Capital was set up in February 2008 by arguably some of best known entrepreneurial and asset management names in the SAMENA (Sub continent Asia, the Middle East and North Africa) region, many in the hedge fund circuits were intrigued by what appeared to be anything but a standard hedge fund model. These were not large prop traders or second generation hedge fund managers setting up shop, rather business builders, deal makers and corporate leaders teaming up with seasoned investment managers to try and create a multi-strategy platform for best of the breed managers/investments. They also faced an uphill task raising assets for their maiden Special Situations Fund amidst the toughest global economic and capital raising environment in decades.

However, 18...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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