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.

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