Peloton’s Last COO Named New Firm’s First

Mar 1 2011 | 5:22am ET

Conrad Levy, who spent the past three years shutting down a hedge fund, will get a chance to set one up.

Levy has been named chief operating officer of Benros Capital, the new London-based hedge fund founded by former Goldman Sachs proprietary traders Daniele Benatoff and Ariel Roskis. Benros, a European event-driven fund, has won $300 million in seed funding from Brummer & Partners, is set to launch its debut vehicle in the second quarter.

Levy had been COO—and chief compliance officer and top legal manager—of Peloton Partners, hired to shutter the firm after its hedge funds were wiped out during the financial crisis in 2008. Like Benros, Peloton was founded by a pair of Goldman veterans.

Benatoff and Roskis are, of course, hoping for better things. The two had worked at Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies, and are among at least five sets of Goldman prop. trading veterans launching hedge funds in the wake of the bank’s decision to shutter its prop. desks.

Levy has been running his own hedge fund consultancy since leaving Peloton.


In Depth

Why Ponzi Schemes Work: An In-Depth Look At The Allen Stanford Fraud

Dec 21 2014 | 10:30am ET

Texan Allen Stanford first appeared on the radars of financial regulators in 1997...

Lifestyle

Expert Says Scale Of Baillon Classic Car Find Rare

Dec 29 2014 | 3:40am ET

Forget about hedge funds, buying rare, classic cars could be called the ultimate...

Guest Contributor

EidoSearch’s Top Three Market Projections For 2015

Dec 23 2014 | 4:03am ET

It is that time of year again when prognosticators make their big market calls for...

 

Sponsored Content

Editor's Note

    Guidelines for Guest Articles

    Oct 22 2014 | 9:46am ET

    We are always looking for guest articles from hedge fund managers and buy-side firms.

    If you are interested in submitting a contributed piece for possible publication on FINalternatives, please take a look at the specs. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

December 2014 Cover

Futures 2014 person of the year

Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.