Halsey Launches Fund of Hedge Funds

Apr 15 2008 | 11:34am ET

U.K.-based Hasley Investment Management has launched the Halsey Diversifier Fund, which directly invests in other hedge funds and via investment trusts.

The fund, which debuted last month, currently includes Fauchier Absolute Return, Dexion Absolute, Dexion Trading and FRM Credit Alpha, and onshore absolute return products BlackRock UK Absolute Alpha and Merrill Lynch Absolute Return Alpha, which the firm said has “performed well and we will add to this position.” The fund’s portfolio currently also has a 36% exposure to investment trusts of hedge funds as well as 20% in cash.

In an interview, co-founder Roderick Collins said the fund’s portfolio will hold 12 to 15 managers when fully invested.

Halsey also manages the Multi-Strategy Fund, which launched in August and has exposure to hedge funds, private equity funds and global equities. The firm is reportedly planning a best ides funds later on this year.

Collins and Jeremy Nunn previously held senior positions at NM Rothschild before founding the firm in 2006.

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