Hedge Funds

New Outpost Partners frontier markets fund targets Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Qatar, more

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Veterans of Para Advisors, Nubuke Investments raising money for far-flung fund.

A pair of new funds from recently-formed Outpost Partners will invest in a series of remote frontier countries such as Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nigeria, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, according to marketing documents obtained by Absolute Return.

Ian Archer, a founding partner and portfolio manager at Africa multistrategy fund Nubuke Investments until 2010, cofounded Outpost alongside Ahovi Kponou, who was a partner and senior analyst at event-driven firm Para Advisors until he left earlier this year.

They have rounded out the investment team with analyst Marian Bocek, who worked most recently at private equity firm InfraMed Management, and analyst Gerard Pilgrim,