Monday, 25 May 2015
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Feb 2 2007 | 12:04pm ET
U.K.-based Axiom Alternative Fund, the fund of funds shop founded in 2002 by Mohammed Syed as a joint venture with Habibsons, is moving this month into the single-manager hedge fund space with the launch of the Axiom Market Neutral Fund.
Axiom’s investment team has been trading the same quant-driven, systematic strategy since 1992, focusing on market-neutral, relative-value trading of the most liquid large-cap stocks in the developed markets—with a diversified portfolio that is hedged in terms of sectors, markets and currencies, according to the firm. The strategy is aimed at investors seeking a low-volatility, market-neutral product.
The new fund is managed by Athanasios Pittaras, who had previously worked for Syed at the Sanwa Group (now Mitsubishi-UFJ) as head of equity derivatives trading, after joining from Daiwa Europe, where he headed equity proprietary trading.
The Cayman Islands-registered fund, which is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and is available in euro, U.S. dollar and pound Sterling share classes, charges a 2% management fee and 20% performance fee, with a minimum investment requirement of $100,000, €100,000 or £100,000.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…