Hedge Funds

JAI head trader departs


Eric Cohen was head trader at JAI Capital, which was founded in June 2009 by Michael Takata of Soros Fund Management and Michael Ryan of Credit Suisse.

Eric Cohen, head trader at JAI Capital Management, which was founded by an ex-Soros Fund Management portfolio manager and a Credit Suisse executive, has left the firm. Cohen could not be reached for comment, and his future plans could not be determined. JAI declined to comment.

Cohen joined Michael Takata of Soros and Michael Ryan of Credit Suisse in late 2008, and officially launched JAI Capital Partners, a global opportunistic long/short fund, in June 2009. Prior to JAI, Cohen was head trader at Scout Capital, a long/short value-oriented fund, for nearly four years. He graduated in 1991 from