Former Maverick financials chief Gunnar Overstrom plans new equity fund

By Lawrence Delevingne

Tue Oct 9, 2012



Another recently departed senior executive prepares to start his own firm next year.


Gunnar Overstrom, a decade-long partner and head of financials investing at Maverick Capital, is in the early stages of planning a new hedge fund firm with former TPG-Axon Capital Management principal Jeff Eisenstein, according to multiple people who have met with the partners or were briefed on the launch. The new long/short equity fund will invest in a range of industries including financial stocks, Overstrom and Eisenstein's area of expertise. The exact strategy is not set, nor are the name of the firm or the exact timing of...

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