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...