New Small-Cap Activist Wins Grosvenor Seed

Sep 13 2012 | 7:54am ET

Grosvenor Capital Management has seeded a new activist hedge fund.

Engaged Capital said it received $85 million from the Chicago-based firm. Engaged, founded by Relational Investors veteran Glenn Welling, debuted this month.

Engaged said it would focus on small- and mid-cap stocks in North America.

"At the end of 2011, we decided it was time to go out and build a new firm just focused on activism in small- and mid-cap companies, using a more constructive approach to activist investing," Welling told Opalesque. "We see a unique opportunity in the small- to mid-cap market because the most successful activists are now managing $6 billion to $12 billion in assets under management and can't focus on the $500 million to $3 billion market cap companies, where the returns are the highest."


In Depth

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

The Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for Carried Interest

Jan 19 2017 | 5:25pm ET

The arrival of the Trump administration brings the potential for a repeal of the...