Saturday, 20 September 2014
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Apr 24 2014 | 10:17am ET
A founding partner of former Citigroup proprietary trader Sutesh Sharma’s hedge fund has joined Cheyne Capital Management.
David Darmouni began at Cheyne’s event-driven team this month, focusing on financial markets. He left Sharma’s Portman Square Capital Management last summer, having left Citi with Sharma to launch it in 2012.
Darmouni worked at Citi for four years.
Portman Square was expected to be one of the largest hedge fund launches since the financial crisis. But Sharma found difficulty raising the US$500 million he hoped for, and eventually the fund debuted—six months late—with just US$100 million. That forced Sharma to cut back on his staff- and infrastructure-heavy firm, parting ways with several employees just before its launch.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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