Hedge Funds

Ex-TCW star manager in Anacapa equity start

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Leigh Crawford, a former managing director and portfolio manager at Trust Company of the West, and former third-party marketing chief and banker Jim Chapman, are gearing up for the launch of their long/short equity hedge fund. Anacapa Investment Partners is slated to start June 1. The duo are said to be currently out raising capital for the venture, which is expected to start with as much as $30-$40 million in assets.

The fund will focus on mid to large-cap securities in a range of industries on a global basis. Crawford, the portfolio manager and chief investment officer, will employ