Gerken Capital Plans Hedge Fund, Private Equity Offerings

Feb 27 2008 | 1:00am ET

San Francisco-based Gerken Capital Associates is planning a slew of hedge and private equity fund launches this year. The $1.5 billion alternative shop is looking to round out its emerging markets hedge fund portfolio with offerings dedicated to Russia, India and the Middle East and North Africa, as well as a Brazil, Russia, India and China p.e. fund of funds. 

The firm, which currently manages Greater China and Latin America funds, is currently prepping a Greater India offering, according to fund documents obtained by FINalternatives. The multi-asset, multi-strategy hedge fund will predominantly focus on listed companies while up to 20% of its portfolio will be allocated to non-listed, pre-listed and private investment in public equity bets.

The Russia and MENA hedge funds will follow the same strategy as the Greater India Fund for their respective regions. In addition, the firm is reportedly planning an asset allocation fund for investors who want a sprinkle of Gerken’s regional hedge funds in their portfolios.

On the p.e. front, Gerken is planning its second fund of funds, the GCA Private Equity FoF II. The fund will invest in private equity, venture capital, and expansion, distressed, mezzanine and special situations firms in the BRIC markets. Up to 20% of its portfolio will be allocated to secondary and direct deals.

Gerken currenty manages the AC Private Equity Fund, which was established in 1999 and is fully invested with 14 U.S. and European venture capital and buy-out funds.


In Depth

Q&A: Open Season For Closed-End Funds

Aug 29 2014 | 10:00am ET

When Maury Fertig and Bob Huffman, former Salomon Brothers coworkers, launched...

Lifestyle

Och Funds Women In Finance Initiative At U-M

Aug 28 2014 | 3:01pm ET

Och-Ziff Capital founder Daniel Och and his wife have made a "generous donation"...

Guest Contributor

Looking Ahead: What’s In Store For Managed Futures?

Aug 22 2014 | 12:52pm ET

The last five years were phenomenal for investors in equity indices. Will the next...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    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…

 

Futures Magazine

July/August 2014 Cover

The time was right

Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.