Fund launches & closures

Ex-Highbridge man readies long/short fund focusing on Korean and Japanese equities

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Ex-Highbrigbridge Capital portfolio manager Toby Douglas Bartlett is understood to be preparing to launch his own market neutral long/short equity fund focused on the Korean and the Japanese equity markets, in the third quarter of this year. Bartlett could not be reached for comment.

Bartlett, who worked with Highbridge for at least two years before he left in December last year and before that was at Citadel Investment Japan as a Japan equity portfolio manager, has set up Arena Capital. The firm, according to sources, has targeted a launch date either in July or August this year.

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