Ex-TCI And Citadel Execs. To Launch Hedge Fund

Feb 13 2012 | 4:58am ET

Two veterans of two top hedge funds have joined forces to launch a new firm, with as much as US$100 million in commitments more than two months before its expected debut.

Masroor Siddiqui and Bruce Emery have set up Naya Capital. The new firm has already lined up between US$75 million and US$100 million in capital from friends and family of the two men, who formerly worked at The Children's Investment Fund and Citadel Investment Group, respectively, Financial News reports. And the firm is in talks with several institutional investors.

Naya will launch its maiden fund, a global long/short equity vehicle, on May 1, a spokesman said. The fund will include about 40 names, and in addition to its core stock portfolio will opportunistically invest in credit.

Siddiqui was head of global credit and equity at TCI before becoming that latest partner at the London-based activist shop to head for the doors. He joined TCI in 2009 from Canyon Capital Partners. Emery was head of European equities at Citadel.

In addition to Siddiqui and Emery, Naya will have about six other staffers, including two other investment professionals. Former Theorema Asset Management CEO Ian Wylie will serve as chief operating officer.


In Depth

Whisky Business: The Ultimate Liquid Alternative Investment

Sep 15 2014 | 7:02am ET

David Robertson knows his single-malt whisky—he was the Master Distiller at the...

Lifestyle

Hedgies Rock Out For Children's Charity

Sep 15 2014 | 8:40am ET

It's that time of year again—when hedgies trade in their spreadsheets for guitars...

Guest Contributor

Volkered: How Financial Sector Reforms are Creating Opportunities for Hedge Funds

Sep 16 2014 | 11:28am ET

New regulations have dramatically curtailed proprietary trading activity in investment...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    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…

 

Futures Magazine

July/August 2014 Cover

In search of the ‘new normal’ at the Fed

The Federal Reserve keeps baby-stepping toward a “normalization” of monetary policy. But just what is normal?

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.