Cheyne builds momentum again with emphasis on core skills and strengths

Mon Oct 22, 2012

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Twelve years on from its inception and after a post-crisis rejuvenation, credit-based specialist Cheyne Capital is seeing growth across all five of its key investment areas


Chris Goejkian, Jonathan Lourie and Stuart Fiertz
Cheyne Capital, the London-based firm founded by ex-Morgan Stanley duo Jonathan Lourie and Stuart Fiertz that is now 12 years old, has proved itself many times over as a survivor and an innovator in the fast-changing and often turbulent hedge fund world.

Having overcome a number of setbacks around the credit crisis in 2008 and 2009 and the resulting industry-wide problems, the firm is on a roll again.

Most of its mainline funds are performing well - several of them very well. Net assets are around $6 billion - with $4.5 billion in hedge funds and with the firm attracting some $3 billion of fresh capital over the past few years.

And new managers are joining the firm's 45-strong investment team to expand further its range of core investment strategies spanning corporate credit, real estate debt, event-driven, convertible bonds and equities.

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