Hedge Funds

Whitney opens with an index options funds


U.S. private equity giant Whitney is gearing up for the next phase in its hedge fund investing strategy with the launch of JH Whitney All Weather fund, an index options trading strategy to be run by Craig van Hulzen in California.

The move is being spearheaded by former JP Morgan man John O'Connor, alongside Mike Stone and William Ng, formerly at Holding Capital, a family office in New York.

Furthermore, Whitney will then move into the fund of funds business.

Stamford-based Whitney has been successful in its hedge fund business so far, having begun U.S. equity long/short Green River in