Brad Farber will lead Atika Capital in New York.
Brad Farber, currently a portfolio manager at Gilder Gagnon Howe, is preparing a new hedge fund firm in New York City, Atika Capital Management.
The firm will employ a long/short equity strategy focusing on stocks in three industries: healthcare; technology, media and telecommunications; and consumer, according to people familiar with the launch. Farber joined Gilder Gagnon Howe in 1999 after two years as a medical and biotechnology equity research analyst at UBS.
Farber filed a notice of formation for Atika with New York State in September. He remains at the