Monday, 20 October 2014
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Mar 9 2012 | 11:33am ET
Another proprietary trading exile is joining forces with a Normandy Hill Capital veteran to launch a special situations hedge fund.
Douglas Ormond, a former executive director and portfolio manager at JPMorgan Chase, and Michael Schwartz, late a partner at Normandy Hill, have founded Otlet Capital Management in New York. The firm plans to launch its first fund in the second quarter with $100 million in internal, family and friend capital, HFMWeek reports, although Otlet will consider seeking seed or anchor capital.
The Otlet Master Fund will focus on special situations and capital structure arbitrage, relying on fundamental research. Ormond and Schwartz will serve as co-portfolio managers.
Otlet Master will have a capacity of several billion dollars.
Both Ormond and Schwartz left their last jobs last month. The two formerly worked together at hedge fund Aristeria Capital. At Normandy Hill, Schwartz was head of research.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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