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Morgan Stanley research vet offers infrastructure fund

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Pontis Capital Management, a startup launched by former Morgan Stanley mining and metals research chief R. Wayne Atwell, is preparing to launch a global resources equity fund in January.

Atwell was most recently a managing director and global group team leader in equity research at Morgan Stanley. It was there that he met George Charalambides, a former analyst in metals and mining stocks at Bear Stearns as well as at Morgan Stanley who is joining Pontis as a partner. Prior to Atwell's stint at Morgan Stanley, where he spent 15 years, Atwell was an analyst, also covering metals and