Hedge Funds

Former Marathon manager to open emerging markets fund

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Fifield Whitman is getting ready to roll out his own global emerging markets hedge fund.

Whitman, the former executive director of Marathon Asset Management's Hong Kong office, has severed ties with his former employer to embark on his own venture with John Locke Capital Management. With blessings from Marathon, Whitman will begin trading John Locke Capital Emerging Markets on April 1 with $20 million in assets.

 Fifield Whitman

The new vehicle will focus on the global emerging markets but will have an Asian bias. At its inception, Whitman expects to invest 40% to 50% of the