Hedge Funds

Numeric opens with $20m


Numeric Investors, the Cambridge, Mass.-based specialist in market-neutral strategies, is set to begin trading a new statistical arbitrage fund managed by Andrei Pokrovsky with the help of Kevin Zhao.

The Numeric Fundamental Statistical Arbitrage will feature a higher turnover rate than the firm's existing stat-arb strategy. But the new fund won't rely simply on frenetic portfolio turnover to generate returns. As its name implies, the fund has an investment process tweaked to find and exploit fundamental inefficiencies in the market rather than technical quirks.

The fund is aimed at institutional and larger family offices willing to meet the fund's