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Former Soros, SAC exec. Aaron Cowen preps global equity fund Suvretta


Aaron Cowen plans to launch Suvretta Capital Management next year with former colleagues from Soros Fund Management and Karsch Capital Management.

  Aaron Cowen (Photo: Facebook)
A former Soros Fund Management and SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, Aaron Cowen, is preparing the launch of global long/short equity firm Suvretta Capital Management—named after a Swiss ski resort—in the second or third quarter of 2012, according to people familiar with his plans.

Cowen, who will be chief investment officer, will likely be joined by former colleagues from Soros and Karsch Capital Management, another former employer. Cowen declined to comment.

Suvretta has secured about $90 million in commitments and Cowen hopes to launch with $200 million to $300 million. He is