Cantor Makes Initial Plans For Seeding Fund

Feb 15 2012 | 1:17pm ET

Cantor Fitzgerald is continuing its expansion into hedge funds with plans for a seeding fund.

Cantor, which last announced plans to buy its way into the industry and then made good on that promise with the acquisition of Cadogan Management, is to begin the second phase of its hedge fund strategy with the seeding fund. The New York-based investment bank hopes to raise as much as $1.25 billion for the vehicle, Dow Jones Newswires reports.

The firm's first seeding vehicle would provide between $25 million and $50 million to between 20 and 25 emerging hedge fund managers. Cantor is seeking to recruit an executive to run its seeding business, the details of which—including the amount to be raised—remain in flux.

"The launch of a seeder fund will tie in well with our prime brokerage business which caters to $50 million to $1 billion funds," CEO Shawn Matthews told DJ. "Since we're actively involved in hedge funds, we have a unique perspective on funds, and knowledge about who's planning to launch this year."


In Depth

Dillon Eustace: The Advantages of ICAVs

Feb 11 2016 | 7:51pm ET

As the growth of alternative investment vehicles continues, global asset managers...

Lifestyle

Citadel's Ken Griffin Donates $40M To New York's Museum of Modern Art

Dec 22 2015 | 9:23pm ET

Citadel founder Ken Griffin has donated $40 million to New York’s Museum of Modern...

Guest Contributor

Hedging Against Reputational Risk in the 21st Century

Feb 12 2016 | 7:18pm ET

For investors, the first step in researching a new fund or manager is to google...