Hedge Funds

Conatus hires from Och-Ziff and Bain


Conatus Capital, the startup being launched by Lone Pine Capital protégé David Stemerman, has bolstered its analyst team and shared more information about its plans with investors.

Geoffrey Hamilton, a senior analyst from Bain Capital, and Victor Ho, a senior analyst from Och-Ziff Capital Management, joined Conatus in September and October, respectively.

Stemerman, who was a partner and member of a five-person portfolio management group at Lone Pine, is expected to soft-close his global long/short equity fund with about $500 million in January. His launch follows that of former Lone Pine colleague Matt Iorio's White Elm Capital earlier