Sigma manager Pohly leaves to start new venture

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Rob Pohly, a portfolio manager at New York-based Sigma Capital, is going off on his own. Pohly, who recently resigned from the firm, is currently meeting with administrators regarding the setup of his new fund. At Sigma, the affiliate firm of Steve Cohen's $10 billion-plus SAC Capital Advisors, Pohly focused on financials. Sigma manages approximately $3 billion and runs strategies that trade in the equity and debt markets.

Pohly is not the only one to depart recently from Sigma. Earlier this year, healthcare specialist Wayne Holman left Sigma and started his own fund, Ridgeback Capital, which has managed to