Hedge Funds

Harvest Fund Advisors hires PM for energy fund

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Harvest Fund Advisors has hired Credit Suisse's Eric Conklin to run its new Harvest MLP Fund, which invests in energy master limited partnerships.

At Credit Suisse, Conklin was a vice president in the energy equity research group and was responsible for coverage of the MLP sector.

Harvest, based in Wayne, Pa., was cofounded in late 2005 by David Martinelli, John Simkiss, David Thayer and Anthony Merhige. The Harvest MLP Fund, the firm's first, was launched on December 1 and currently manages between $25 and $50 million.

Martinelli and Simkiss managed the fund prior to Conklin's hire. Martinelli came