Tuesday, 1 December 2015
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Apr 4 2011 | 1:02pm ET
A former top adviser to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has founded an emerging markets alternative investments firm.
Arnab Banerji, along with private equity veteran Andrew Williams, has set up Collabrium Capital in London. The new firm plans to launch a hedge fund and a fund of private equity funds, Financial News reports.
Banrji served as Blair's senior policy adviser on financial affairs from 2002 through 2005. Prior to that, he was chief investment officer at F&C Asset Management, and he left 10 Downing Street to join hedge fund Lansdowne Partners as an emerging markets money manager.
Banerji left Lansdowne in 2008, after the financial crisis caused huge losses at his fund. He has spent the last several years focused on a garden products company that he owns, Imajin.
Williams, who will serve as CEO of Collabrium, is a former director of SVG Capital.
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…