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Blenheim Capital spins off Dutch unit in effort to return firm to commodities focus

By Miles Kruppa

Wed Jun 14, 2017

The group ran a multi-asset portfolio for Blenheim, which it will continue to sub-advise.

Blenheim Capital Management is parting ways with an Amsterdam-based unit that managed a multi-asset strategy for the firm as founder and veteran commodities trader Willem Kooyker attempts to return the firm to its origins.

Blenheim today announced it agreed to spin off Blenheim Capital Management, BV, a unit led by former Dutch pension manager Gerlof de Vrij that Blenheim acquired in 2012. The firm declined to disclose the terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in July. BBV will remain a sub-advisor to a portion of Blenheim’s flagship fund once the deal is the finalized, spokesperson Stefan Prelog said.

It is unclear what prompted the separation, and Prelog declined to provide further details on BBV’s operations following the spinoff. It is believed that BBV will be able to operate independently and raise outside capital for its strategy following the deal.

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