Brevan Plans Publicly-Listed Fund In London

Jan 11 2007 | 11:11am ET

Amsterdam may not be the only place in Europe to list a hedge fund anymore. With the U.K. Financial Services Authority reportedly relaxing rules to allow single-strategy funds to list on the London Stock Exchange, London-based hedge fund manager Brevan Howard hopes to raise between €500 million and €1 billion in a floatation during the first quarter. Another London manager, Polygon, is also considering an LSE launch.

Yet another London hedge fund firm, Marshall Wace, raised €1.5 billion when it listed its MW TOPS on Euronext Amsterdam last year.

Currently, the FSA forbids single-strategy funds from listing in the U.K. because they fail to meet diversification requirements. The regulator also imposes restrictions on short-selling by publicly-listed entities not amenable to hedge funds.


In Depth

GSAM’s Papagiannis on Liquid Alternatives

May 25 2016 | 5:07pm ET

The popularity of liquid alternatives strategies has blossomed in recent years,...

Lifestyle

From Modern Trader: Stephen Curry is a Black Swan

May 18 2016 | 7:43pm ET

What do the rise of the Internet, the sinking of the Titanic, 9/11, and Stephen...

Guest Contributor

LendingClub and the Question of Internal Hedge Funds

May 19 2016 | 8:42pm ET

Peer-to-peer lending platform LendingClub Corp. has been in the news since the firm...