Hedge Funder Schafer To Retire

Nov 3 2011 | 5:46pm ET

Yet another veteran, high-profile hedge fund manager is calling it quits with Oscar Schafer's decision to pull the plug on his O.S.S. Capital Management.

Schafer told investors that he would wind down the decade-old hedge fund and end his 40 year Wall Street career in favor of two junior partners, Barry Lebovits and Joshua Kuntz. Lebovits and Kuntz plan to launch a new hedge fund—which Schafer will serve as chairman—in the second quarter of next year, with as much as $50 million in seed funding from Schafer himself.

O.S.S. investors will be given the opportunity to invest in the successor fund, receiving fee reductions if they choose to transfer their O.S.S. investments to the new firm.

Schafer's exit from the hedge fund scene follows those of Duquense Capital Management's Stanley Druckenmiller, Shumway Capital's Christopher Shumway and Caxton Associates' Bruce Kovner and Peter D'Angelo. While Caxton remains an ongoing concern, both Duquense and Shumway returned outside capital, with many of their fund managers launching hedge funds of their own.

The past four years have been difficult for O.S.S.: The fund, which once managed $2.5 billion, was down to just $500 million in assets. It's also failed to fully recover from its 34% loss in 2008, and is down 5% this year.


In Depth

Q&A: Schroders’ Forest Discusses Multi-Asset Investments On Eve Of U.S. Launch

Jul 17 2014 | 8:05am ET

Global investment manager Schroders has $446 billion in assets under management, $...

Lifestyle

Einhorns Busts At WSOP, Finishes In 173rd

Jul 15 2014 | 10:48am ET

Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn’s World Series of Poker won’t end at...

Guest Contributor

Common Risk Parity Misperceptions

Jul 16 2014 | 11:02am ET

Over the past few years, risk parity has become a component of most investors’...

 

Sponsored Content

    Northern Trust Helps Hedge Funds Navigate Derivatives Regulations

    Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET

    The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…

Publisher's Note