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James Berylson plans to launch with $50 million this summer.

 
  James Berylson (Photo: Facebook)
James Berylson, until recently an analyst at Serengeti Asset Management, has secured $50 million from wealthy investors to launch a multistrategy hedge fund firm in Boston this summer, according to people familiar with the situation.

Berylson Capital Partners will begin trading in June or July. The fund will use a multistrategy value approach across industries, mostly investing in equities but also in credit. Hedging will be done through options, credit default swaps, and single name equity shorts. The $50 million in launch commitments will be locked up for at least three