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Raghunathan's Roc Capital boasts stellar 10-year performance record

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Annualized return of 17% from inception in March 1999 through March 2009.

Arvind Raghunathan, who has spun out of Deutsche Bank's proprietary trading desk to launch Roc Capital Management, boasts a track record few new firms can match. From inception in March 1999 through March 2009, Raghunathan's team at Deustche Bank, called Equitech Group, produced an annualized return of 17%, according to Roc's investor presentation.

That performance, coupled with the unit's institutional-class infrastructure, means Roc is poised to enjoy the largest launch of the year, with a reported $1 billion to $1.2 billion in commitments, including $500 million to be drawn from Deutsche Bank and managed in a separate account. The