Launches & Closures

Absolute Return top hedge fund launches of 2003

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Fund Name Strategy AUMs ($m)
QVT quant strategies $2,000
Traxis global macro $1,500
Cantillon World global equity $1,400
Cantillon Europe European equity $1,200
Fore Advisors convert arb $1,200
Animi multi-strategy $1,000
Cavalry tech long/short $1,000
WoodAllen Global global macro $800
Level Global U.S. equity $600
FHS multi-strategy $500*
Highside global equity $500
Satoha global macro $500
Seasons Technology tech long/short $500
Verus Investment U.S. equity $500
Greywolf cap struct/distress $500*
Amber Fund multi-strategy $400
JLF Asset Management retail long/short $400
Rohatyn emerging mkt equity $400
Thunderbay Capital Mgt. quant equity $400
Chatham Asset Partners high yield $325
Blue Mountain Credit Alt credit $300
CSAM Credit credit $300
Auspex fixed income $260
Brant Point small cap equity $200
DSI Quant quant Japan equity $200*
DSI Quant quant U.S. equity $200*
Lydian Credit credit $200
Tiger Consumer consumer long/short $200
Victus Capital multi-strategy $200
FrontPoint Value Discovery U.S equity $195
BSAM High Grade Structured credit $167
Hoplite global equity $166
ZPoint Advisors U.S. equity $150