Hedge Funds

TQA expands outside arb space with new quant fund

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The $750 million Stamford, Conn.-based shop, TQA Investments, is continuing to expand beyond its traditional base of convertible-arbitrage funds. The TQA group this month launched a long/short equity fund with about $11 million under management out of the gate.

The new TQA Argonaut Fund, managed by veteran portfolio manager Chris Semple, will invest mostly in liquid U.S.-equity names. The strategy will draw on TQA's strength in the area of quantitative analysis, making it less of a traditional stock picker's fund than other long/short vehicles. Although the fund just opened to outside investors on July 1, it had been run