Hedge Funds

Cantillon launches market neutral fund


Cantillon, the hedge fund outfit set up by William von Mueffling and the team that walked out of Lazards last year, is close to starting a U.S equity market neutral fund. The new vehicle will be managed by Jay Genzer, a former Lazards colleague who joined Cantillon on February 6 after the expiry of his one-year-no-compete clause.

He had worked with von Mueffling at Lazards since 1995, and ran a U.S. market neutral portfolio with around $200 million. The new fund, Cantillon U.S. Low Volatility, will follow a similar strategy to the old Lazard fund that he managed.