Equity move marks next major step for BTG Pactual’s fast-growing alternatives group

Fri Apr 20, 2012

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David Herzberg
The launch last month of a new standalone multi-strategy global equity trading product by BTG Pactual Asset Management marks the next major step in the expansion of the fast-growing Brazil-headquartered banking and asset management group’s alternatives business.

Led by former JP Morgan global equity derivatives head David Herzberg, the new BTG Pactual Global Equity Opportunities fund aims to bring the same team-based and multi-strategy approach to global equity trading that has driven the success of the group’s $2.5 billion Global Emerging Markets and Macro fund (GEMM) – which focuses on fixed-income and credit markets.

The global equity strategy has been run with proprietary capital since August 2011 – returning an impressive 8% to the end of 2011 in the bearish market environment of the second half of last year and gaining a further 11% in the first two months of this year, in a bullish market climate...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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