Citi-backed Ivaldi platform gains momentum

Thu Jan 26, 2012



Nick Jarrett, Todd Johnson and Will Potts
Ivaldi Capital, the alpha-generation asset management platform formed by Citi in 2010 and backed by major institutional investors, is expanding its roster of managers and investors as the operation continues to build momentum after 15 months in business.

Launched in September 2010 by former Citi prime brokerage executives led by CEO Will Potts, Ivaldi now comprises six teams – with new additions including a cross-border event-driven strategy led by former Citadel, MKM Longboat and Holte men Ian Harris and Alberto Lage, and an industrials sector strategy run by ex-Brevan Howard and Stark equities manager Jean-Francois Louvrier.

The recent additions join the existing teams of experienced hedge fund professionals that have been on the platform since its inception. Former Altima long/short equity manager Makis Kaketsis runs a fundamental deep-value equity book, with a relatively long-term horizon of some six to nine months – assisted by former...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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