Eiffel Investment Group, which was founded at the end of 2008
as a division of Louis Dreyfus and spun out as an independent
firm last summer, is now live with funds dedicated to three of
its investment strategies.
The firm has rolled out a flagship focused on long/short
opportunities in European credit, and is also managing funds
devoted to long/short equity and derivatives trading. All three
were launched in December.
Eiffel IG has offices in Paris, Amsterdam and Luxembourg. It
began life at Louis Dreyfus under the sponsorship of then
chairman and CEO Jacques Veyrat. The unit began by launching a
commodities fund that remains at Louis Dreyfus and has grown to
around $2 billion. In early 2009 the team also began investing
in credit, with equities and derivatives added later.
Veyrat left Louis Dreyfus in mid-2011 and bought out...