Thursday, 31 July 2014
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Jul 11 2007 | 9:48am ET
Trafalgar Asset Managers next month is launching a special situations fund with between US$50 million to US$100 million. The firm is anticipating strong demand for the new offering fund and expects a soft close by Oct. 1.
The Trafalgar Special Situations Fund will invest in mergers, activist trades and post-event value trades, such as debt for equity swaps, rights issues, cash distribution and spin offs. Its positions are hedged with option protection, futures and exchange-traded funds.
The fund charges a 2% management fee and 20% performance fee, with a minimum investment requirement of US 100,000 or $€100,000. It has monthly liquidity and is targeting annual returns in excess of 20%.
Co-founders Lee Robinson and Theo Phanos founded Trafalgar in 2001. Phanos previously worked for Bankers Trust, Lehman Brothers, and the high-yield and distressed debt group at Deutsche Bank. Robinson previously built and managed Tudor Capital’s global event-driven business. The firm currently manages over $2 billion in nine hedge funds.
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…