CQS Plans Stock Fund Run By SAC Vet

Jun 5 2013 | 11:58am ET

CQS is set to launch its first-ever equities fund, led by a former SAC Capital Advisors manager.

The London-based quantitative credit specialist will launch a long/short equity fund. David Morant will head the stock team, which will employ a fundamental, bottom-up approach focused on European names. CQS is still deciding when to launch the fund and how much money to seek for it.

CQS has long employed equities specialists, but it has never managed an stock-specific vehicle.

Morant joined CQS a year ago, following two stints at SAC and time at JPMorgan Chase and Soros Fund Management. Analyst Ben Halfacre followed him, and is now part of a team that includes former Saxlingham Asset Management analyst Alex Torrance and former Marble Bar Asset Management analyst Daniel Woodbridge.

CQS currently manages US$12 billion.


In Depth

Fundraising for Mid-Sized PE Funds: Should You Use a Registered B/D?

Dec 6 2016 | 7:18pm ET

When does a fund sponsor need to use a registered broker/dealer when raising capital...

Lifestyle

Trump Attends 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party Dressed As...Himself

Dec 5 2016 | 11:16pm ET

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a "Villains and Heroes" costume party...

Guest Contributor

A Hard Look At Your ‘Soft’ Hedge Fund Marketing Information

Dec 8 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Conventional wisdom holds that due diligence examines quantitative as well as qualitative...

 

From the current issue of

Since the inception of Modern Trader, a core editorial theme has centered on the wisdom and power of crowds. Editorial emphasis has focused on companies and projects engaged in the collection and analysis of information. 

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR