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Soros taps Highbridge, Nomura and Lazard analysts for new industrials fund

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The internally-funded strategy began trading in the past few weeks.

The London unit of Soros Fund Management has made several hires since the beginning of the year, all of whom are working on a new industrials fund that is being seeded gradually with proprietary capital.

George Soros’ firm has gone after specialists for the industrials launch. Gustaf Lindskog, an analyst focused on industrial equities, joined the firm in February after resigning from Highbridge Capital Management late in 2009. Another recent hire is Abhishek Shukla, a research analyst focused on metals and mining who worked at Nomura International until the end of last year, and was previously at Lehman