Friday, 27 November 2015
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Jun 17 2010 | 12:22pm ET
Stanley Ku, the former head of Fortress Investment Group’s Hong Kong office, is pulling the plug on his hedge fund after less than a year.
The Minerva Macro Fund has already returned most outside money to investors. It will return the rest as soon as possible, Bloomberg News reports.
Ku, who enjoyed a dozen consecutive years of positive performance managing US$750 million for Fortress’ flagship Drawbridge Global Macro Fund, could not continue his run at Minerva. The Hong Kong-based hedge fund had lost 6.6% through May.
Minerva debuted in August with the backing of Man Group hedge fund seeder RMF Global Emerging Managers. RMF invested US$50 million in the new fund, which focused on Asia.
At the time, Man’s Hans Hurschler said the firm was “enthusiastic about investing in their fund early in its development because Minerva invests in the kind of highly-liquid assets that are especially appealing to investors following last year’s problems with gating and side-pockets.”
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…