Women-Owned Matarin Capital To Launch Hedge Funds

Feb 17 2011 | 7:29am ET

Stamford, Conn.-based Matarin Capital, a women-owned asset manager founded in 2010, will launch two hedge funds and a long-only offering this year.

Matarin is 100% owned by its founders: Nili Gilbert, previously with Invesco; Stuart Kaye, most recently of Aronson Johnson Ortiz; and JP Morgan Investment Management vet Valerie Malter.

According to its web site, Matarin plans to launch two long/short equity vehicles in Q1 2011:  the Market Neutral U.S. Plus Fund, focusing on equities traded in the United States, and the Global Markets Selects fund, focusing on stock indices, sovereign debt, money markets, currencies and commodities using global futures contracts.

Matarin also plans a long-only vehicle called the North America Small-Cap Fund.

In addition to these two hedge fund strategies, Matarin will debut a long-only strategy called the North America Small-Cap Fund.

HFMWeek reports Matarin is open to exploring possible strategic partnerships to grow its assets under management.

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