Hedge Funds

South Carolina Pension Seeks Emerging Managers

November 11, 2014

BY NATHANIEL E. BAKER South Carolina’s pension is interested in allocating to smaller hedge fund managers to enhance diversification and capture increased returns as it reduces holdings in larger funds, according to state treasurer Curtis Loftis. The $30 billion pension had 14 investments in “strategic partnership funds” of $1 billion or more at the

Weekly Hedge Fund Highlights

November 4, 2014

Bloomberg Brief: Hedge Funds editor Nathaniel E. Baker discusses this week’s issue, covering the closure of a global macro fund started by former Goldman Sachs traders, the New York City marathon and more. Click here to listen. 

Macro Fund Kingsguard to Close After October Losses

November 4, 2014

BY KELLY BIT Kingsguard Advisors LP, a macro hedge-fund firm started in 2012 by two former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. senior traders, is shutting down after losses in October, according to two people familiar with the matter. Rishi Chadda and Cyrus Pouraghabagher, who started the New York-based firm to bet on interest rates, volatility,

Redwood Starts $160 Million Argentina Fund

October 28, 2014

BY KATIA PORZECANSKI Redwood Capital Management LLC, a $6.7 billion hedge fund that focuses on distressed debt, started a fund last week to invest in Argentine assets, according to a person familiar with the matter. The $160 million fund, which can hold the assets of any entity with the majority of its operations in

Ex-SAC Manager Brawn to Plan Fund at Endicott Group

October 21, 2014

BY SIMONE FOXMAN Darius Brawn is returning to his roots after five years at Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors LP. Brawn is preparing to start his own hedge fund next year for Endicott Group, the New York-based money manager where he began his career, according to a person with knowledge of his plans. The

Ex-Sandell’s Burke Gets Grosvenor Cash for New Fund

October 14, 2014

BY SIMONE FOXMAN Grosvenor Capital Management, the $47 billion asset manager, has backed an event-driven equity fund started by former Sandell Asset Management portfolio manager Patrick Burke, according to a person briefed on the matter. New York-based Pinyon Asset Management, launched Oct. 1 with $100 million, the person said. The firm also has

Ex-Tricadia’s Black Said to Get $300 Million

September 30, 2014

BY SABRINA WILLMER AND KELLY BIT Mark Black, a former money manager at Tricadia Capital Management LLC, started a distressed-focused hedge fund with close to $300 million to take advantage of opportunities expected to increase once the market turns, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Blackstone Group LP, Pacific Alternative Asset

Bass’s Bearish Call on China, India

September 23, 2014

Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, said he was avoiding investing in China and India because of concern about China’s shadow-banking industry. “The size of the shadow-banking industry makes it uninvestable,” Bass said Sept. 16, 2013 about China at the 19th Annual Alpha Hedge West Conference. “We’re staying away from China. We’re staying

Everest Capital Gains 16% on Middle East Bets

September 16, 2014

BY SIMONE FOXMAN Marko Dimitrijevic’s emerging markets-focused Everest Capital has gained 16 percent this year in its main fund largely from investments in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Brazil, according to a letter to investors. “A lot of people are still in the mindset of the previous decade or decades where

Blackstone Said to Commit $200M to Brown’s Fund Firm

September 9, 2014

Blackstone Group LP has committed $200 million to Arkkan Capital Management Ltd., run by a former head of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Global Special Situations Group, said a person with knowledge of the matter. Blackstone invested $150 million in Jason Brown’s Hong Kong-based special situations hedge-fund firm on Sept. 1, the person said. Arkkan