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Highbridge co-founder Henry Swieca is staffing up for hedge fund launch

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Swieca is building up the investment team at his family office with plans to manage money for outside investors.

Henry Swieca, co-founder Highbridge Capital Management, is staffing up for his latest firm, Talpion. He is looking to hire up to four portfolio managers, and once hired, the managers will be able to choose their own investment management teams.

Swieca is running Talpion as a family office, but once he has hired more people, he will likely launch a hedge fund, said a person familiar with the firm. Swieca was not immediately available for comment.

Recent hires include Nate Storch, who joined in the middle of 2009 from One East Capital Advisors. Some of Storch’s former One East