Profiles

  • Maverick-backed Westray starts well on Trium platform

    29 Jul 2015

    Seeded by Lee Ainslie’s Maverick Capital and backed by the infrastructure of Trium Capital, experienced long/short manager Selvan Masil’s nascent hedge fund boutique has got off to a strong start with its focus on high-conviction, long-term fundamental stock-picking – and expects to gain from global investors’ renewed appetite for exposure to European equities

  • The value of diversification: Algebris broadens its reach

    29 Jul 2015

    Having recovered its $2.5 billion asset base after a challenging spell in 2011, the TCI-backed investment firm led by founder Davide Serra is repositioning itself as a broader institutional asset management operation with a diverse range of offerings

  • CIAM activist boutique continues strong run, plans expansion with UCITS vehicle

    26 Jun 2015

    The Paris-based merger arbitrage and event-driven manager is profiting from an increased focus on shareholder activism and a steady level of M&A activity, while also expanding its team and planning the launch of its second fund – in a UCITS structure – before year-end

  • Dexion targets separation of distribution and managing

    26 Jun 2015

    Former Dalton Strategic CEO Magnus Spence is leading the development of Dexion’s new UCITS fund platform – which aims to capitalise on the fast-expanding global demand for UCITS product, on the need for investors worldwide to allocate to new types of strategies and asset classes and also on the growing separation between distribution and manufacturing in the alternative investment industry

  • Hendry's Eclectica rides ups and downs in global macro

    26 Jun 2015

    Eclectica founder Hugh Hendry has strong views – and he can be spectacularly right as well as sometimes spectacularly wrong. But, for those investors who can tolerate high volatility, his firm’s frequently contrarian macro strategy is certainly one that is driven by conviction

  • Thum on a roll with German-biased CT Invest European long/short equities strategy at Mako Global Investors

    26 Jun 2015

    A veteran of Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Marble Bar, Christian Thum is making good progress so far this year with his new fund at Mako Global Investors – applying his long-running and distinctive approach to European long/short equity investing with a dual emphasis on cyclical industries and the German-speaking markets


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