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Aug 4 2011 | 9:01am ET
New York-based special situations shop Octavian Advisors has opened a London office to house the firm’s UK subsidiary.
"While Octavian has long been active in Europe, we are pleased to increase our international footprint by establishing an office in London," said Richard Hurowitz, CEO and CIO. “With over half of our assets invested in Europe, the new London office will enable us to further extend the firm’s capabilities. We look forward to capitalizing on the many opportunities ahead on behalf of our investors.”
The London office will be led by Fook Hien Yap, who joined Octavian last year from Brencourt Advisors in London. Prior to that he was an investment banker and member of the equity arbitrage desk at UBS in London.
Octavian has invested the majority of its capital in Europe since its founding and has significant experience in both the distressed and special situations markets across the continent. The company manages about $1 billion for clients including endowments, foundations, pension funds, family offices and institutions.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...