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>> Andreas Halvorsen's flagship long/short
equity fund, Viking Global Equities,
closed to new investment.
It remains closed to fresh allocations, though that has
hardly stopped its growth. Then-managing $13.4 billion, the
fund was up to $15.6 billion in the latest
Absolute Return Billion Dollar Club rankings and is now at
$16.3 billion. Performance has helped: Viking Global ended 2011
up 7.66%, compared with a 4.76% loss for the
Absolute Return Global Equity Index, and was up 12.7%
through the end of October this year, more than twice the gain
for the benchmark.
A Viking spokeswoman declined to comment.
Viking TMT portfolio manager Jim Parsons to depart -
Romney, Bloomberg, Tiger Cubs fete Julian Robertson's
Keith Anderson, the former chief investment officer of Soros Fund Management and a cofounder of
BlackRock, was said to be sketching out plans for a new global
macro fund, his first independent investment gig after a career
with some of the industry's biggest names.
After sitting out his Soros separation agreement and
traveling with family, he got to work on the launch this spring
and summer, and is
planning to start trading with Anderson Global Macro early
next year, people who have spoken with him said. Hires for the
launch include alumni from $1.9 billion hedge fund Paloma
Partners and asset management AllianceBernstein (see complete
contact information for the new fund
Anderson declined to comment.