Launches & Closures

Commodities in spotlight as new fund line-up swells


A new wave of potentially major commodity-focused hedge funds is on the way, with several highly-rated former bank prop traders due to launch their own firms in the fast-growing commodities and energy investing space over the next few months.

Taimur Hassan, who formerly ran the Goldman Sachs proprietary oil trading desk in the EMEA region, is putting together plans for his new Frere Hall Capital Management operation – which is set to start trading in the summer.

Hassan, who was previously with Citadel, spent four years with Goldman before leaving at the end of last year after Goldman