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CQS builds momentum with multi-asset European distressed investing strategy

Mon Feb 27, 2012

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Michael Hintze
CQS, the $11.2 billion multi-strategy group led by Michael Hintze, is starting to gain traction in its European distressed fund ahead of what looks likely to be an opportunity-rich time for distressed investing in Europe.

The multi-asset-class CQS European Distressed Fund was launched in August last year with $42 million of seed capital. Assets have just passed the $100 million mark and the fund has performed steadily in a difficult last few months for distressed strategies.

CQS European Distressed posted a positive return of 0.23% to the end of 2011 – compared with losses in most other European distressed funds – and was up by just over 1% in January.

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ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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