Vertus, a long/short resources startup, adds energy strategist


Vertus Capital Partners, a startup hedge fund firm focused on alternative energy and natural resources, has added a natural resources strategist who will also serve as director of research.

Andrew McKillop joined Vertus in January, ahead of the planned launch of Vertus Sustineo Fund, a global long/short equity vehicle that will focus on alternative energy, water, food and agriculture.

For the past year, McKillop had been senior vice president and head of research at Juno Mother Earth Asset Management. Prior to joining Juno, McKillop held posts in national and international energy organizations in Europe, Asia and North America.