Thursday, 2 October 2014
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Jan 26 2011 | 2:37am ET
It's a first for Varus Capital Management, and a big one: The Swiss firm has attracted its first U.S. investor, and it already accounts for 5% of its assets under management.
The Zurich-based firm did not identify the investor, saying only that it was a fund of hedge funds based in Greenwich, Conn. But Varus, founded by Absolute Capital Management veterans Stefan Heieck and Frank Siebrecht, hope the first will not be the last, and have created a new share class for U.S. investors.
Any other American clients will pay 1% for management and 25% for performance, HFMWeek reports.
Varus, which specializes in German mid- and large-cap companies, also told investors that it was boosting its bets on real estate, construction, digital lifestyles, information technology services and mergers and acquisitions.
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…
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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