Hedge Funds

Cantillon launches market neutral fund

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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.