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Long/short equity pioneer Ton Tjia joins Sharpe's Ratio


Ton Tjia, one of the pioneers of the long/short equity industry in Europe as the co-founder of Olympus Capital in 1997, has joined ex-Gartmore man Jonathan Sharpe and former Caze-nove broker Ralph Jainz at Ratio Asset Management and plans to launch a pan-European all-caps long/short fund in May.

Jonathan Sharpe and Ralph Jainz

After leaving Olympus at the end of 2005, Tjia spent three years running a long/short equity book at Millennium Partners - where he generated strong returns for three years through very difficult markets.

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