Thursday, 2 October 2014
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May 21 2010 | 11:23am ET
Polygon Investment Partners’ former global credit heads have founded their own hedge fund shop in advance of an August launch.
Alfredo Mattera and Ian Burgess have set up Warwick Capital Partners. The firm will launch its maiden European distressed and special situations credit fund in the summer, Financial News reports, hoping to catch the volatility caused by the financial recovery over the next five years. The fund has won the backing of new seeding firm Cyan Management Group, which has committed more than $100 million to the new fund.
The fund will have a capacity of more than $1 billion. Warwick is concentrating its fundraising efforts on the U.S.
Warwick will boast a team of at least eight when its fund launches in August. Matthew Coleman, formerly of James Caird Asset Management, will serve as chief operating officer when he joins the new firm in July.
Mattera and Burgess left Polygon, where they headed the global credit trading team, about a year ago. Polygon ran into tough times during the financial crisis, shuttering its flagship multi-strategy fund, which once managed $4.5 billion. The firm has since launched two new funds.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
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Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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