Pentagon Helps Hedge Funds To Jump Over The AUM Hurdle

Aug 11 2006 | 12:00am ET

By Deirdre Brennan

Calling all start-up hedge fund managers: If you are willing to bet on yourself, there may be someone willing to bet on you. Lewis Chester, CEO of global investment management firm Pentagon Capital, provides loans to small hedge funds in order to help them reach the critical mass needed to attract institutional investors.

“We provide leverage when a bank or a prime broker won’t,” said Chester, who began his career as a lawyer at Linklaters before earning an MBA at Harvard Business School and joining Pentagon, which was founded 20 years ago by his father.


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