D.E. Shaw Readies Europe-Focused Loan Fund

May 7 2012 | 4:07pm ET

D.E. Shaw Group is set to launch a hedge fund this summer with a focus on European loans.

The New York-based firm's Alkali Fund will debut in July. It is unclear how much D.E. Shaw has raised for the vehicle or how much it is seeking, but it will be helmed by the firm's four-year-old asset-backed securities team, which has generated $800 million in profits for a multi-strategy hedge fund.


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