Hermes BPK Founder Quits

Sep 13 2012 | 7:49am ET

One of the founding partners of fund of hedge funds Hermes BPK Partners and its CEO since its launch four years ago will leave the firm.

Matteo Dante Perruccio will step down at the end of the year but founding partners and co-Chief Investment Advisors Gregory Knott and Mark Barker will continue in their roles, Hermes BPK said.

Hermes was set up by Perruccio, the former co-CEO of Olympia Group, and Hermes Fund Managers. The firm suffered a drop in operating profit last year as it swung to a loss as compensation costs grew.

"We thank Matteo for his dedication and for all that he has achieved in a very challenging environment," HFM CEO Saker Nusseibeh said. "We wish him every success for the future."

"I would like to thank Saker Nusseibeh and Hermes for their unwavering support building a successful business over the past four years," Perruccio, also a former CEO of Pioneer Asset Management, said. "I am confident Hermes BPK will continue on its road to success and remain an innovative leader in the industry."


In Depth

'Smart Beta' Funds In Regulators' Sights, Hedgies May Be Next

Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET

Funds that mimic strategies used by active managers for a fraction of the cost could...

Lifestyle

Study: Both Marriage and Divorce Lead to Negative Hedge Fund Performance

Mar 25 2015 | 6:51pm ET

Trouble at home leads to trouble in the market for fund managers, according to researchers...

Guest Contributor

The Life Settlement: Yield For The Investor And Cash For The Consumer

Mar 31 2015 | 6:48am ET

Investors are languishing in a yield-starved, low-interest rate environment, looking...

 

Sponsored Content

    Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET

    Kelly RodriquesKelly RodriquesAs more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…

Editor's Note