Launches & Closures

Longtime Gilder Gagnon Howe PM preps launch

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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