N.Y. Firm Preps For Launch of 'Best of Breed' Hedge Fund

Jun 2 2006 | 8:33pm ET

Asset management firm Eco-Vest Advisors is preparing to make the leap from running separately managed accounts to managing a hedge fund. Peter Lusk, Jr., founder and managing member, expects to officially launch The Terra Verde Fund some time later this year. 

Just as the name implies, the New York-based firm has an ecological and a socially responsible component to its stock picking. Lusk explained that The Terra Verde Fund will be a U.S.-focused, all-cap, long/short vehicle and will be open to investing across all sectors, but will not buy stock in companies that fall into the bottom quintile of their sector when it comes to corporate governance and environmental performance.


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