Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Last updated 26 min ago
Jun 11 2010 | 12:36pm ET
Fundraising has begun for what is expected to be one of the largest hedge fund launches of the year.
Pierre-Henri Flamand, the former head of Goldman Sachs’ largest proprietary trading desk, has started meeting with investors in the U.S. and Britain in advance of the November launch of his hedge fund, Edoma Partners. The new fund, which has the backing of Flamand’s former employers, could raise more than $1 billion.
The global event-driven fund is set to launch on Nov. 1, The Wall Street Journal reports. Flamand is in the process of registering his new London-based Edoma Capital with regulators and has been actively recruiting. The firm has already hired seven people, including some other Goldman veterans, and plans to have a team of 20 in place before launch.
Among the notable names working at Edoma are Ali Hedayat and Emmanuel Niogret, who worked under Flamand at Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies before his departure last month, and Martina Slowey, the former UBS prime brokerage chief who will serve as chief operating officer of the new firm.
Edoma will charge 2% for management and 20% for performance, with discounts for those investors willing to accept a two-year lockup. The fund will feature quarterly liquidity.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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