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  • April 2015

    Aegon spin-off Saemor thrives with quant approach to European equity

    April 24, 2015

    Saemor Capital – a Dutch quant boutique set up to manage the European alpha equity portfolio of Dutch insurance giant Aegon – has performed extremely well over the past year and a half or so, making close to 30% in 2014 amid volatile and highly directional equity market activity

  • Andurand wins big in volatile oil markets with a well-timed directional short play

    April 24, 2015

    Andurand Capital, the discretionary commodity trading firm led by high-profile ex-BlueGold and Vitol man Pierre Andurand, is on a roll right now after correctly positioning its portfolio to profit from the late-2014 tumble in the oil price that caught many other investors off-guard

  • Event-driven specialist Burren buoyant on opportunity set as corporate activity booms

    April 24, 2015

    Experienced former BNP and Lehman man Andrew McGrath’s hard catalyst-focused event-driven operation Burren Capital is riding high on the boom in global corporate and M&A activity. The firm is now launching a UCITS version of its flagship Burren Global Arbitrage market-neutral fund so as to reach a wider range of investors at a time of fast-rising opportunities – and fast-rising demand – for event-driven strategies

  • Kairos takes centre stage again as European equities stable flies high

    April 24, 2015

    The soaring success of its new Pegasus long/short equity and event hedge fund strategy in its first year of trading in 2014 highlights the renewed momentum building at one of Europe’s absolute return pioneers – the 15-year-old London, New York and Milan-based €7.5 billion Kairos Group


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