Launches & Closures

Althea adds ex-Brevan trio for natural resources launch


James Harpel
Althea Capital, the London-based firm led by former Tudor emerging markets portfolio manager James Harpel and backed by Lord Rothschild’s RIT Capital group, has added a former three-man Brevan Howard team ahead of the launch of a new natural resources fund.

The team is lead by Tim Whyte, who formerly ran the Sofaer Capital Natural Resources fund and spent five years at Sofaer before joining Brevan Howard in 2008. He left the firm earlier this year when the firm decided to shut down its equity trading activities.

Also joining Althea are two former