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NEW Firm/Fund Launches & Allocations

Long Corridor launching in second quarter

The new platform is considered one of the new hedge fund launches to watch out for in 2019

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Former Brenham partner preps energy HF launch

Stephen Thomas’s Webs Creek Capital Management to start trading in April

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Ex-CQS, Och-Ziff bigwig Lincoln Li readies fund

There is a new major player preparing to take a slice of Australian capital markets deals.

Hedge fund kingpin Lincoln Li - a man who has helped underwrite dozens of Australian capital raisings in the past decade - is understood to be making preparations for his own special situations investment firm, after leaving Sir Michael Hintze's CQS...

CalSTRS to make $250 million anchor investment in new hedge fund Impactive Capital

CalSTRS is making an anchor investment of $250 million in newly launched activist hedge fund Impactive Capital, CalSTRS spokeswoman Michelle Mussuto confirmed in an email.

The $214.9 billion California State Teachers' Retirement System, West Sacramento, funded the investment from its sustainable investments and stewardship strategies group. "Seeding funds is not part of our overall strategy" but "Impactive Capital was a unique opportunity we did not want to pass up," Ms. Mussuto said...

Blackstone to back ex-Eton Park partner with $150 million seed

Blackstone Group LP is backing a new hedge fund being run by former Eton Park partner Aaron Wertentheil with a $150 million commitment, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Wertentheil is launching Jones Road Capital Management with roughly $300 million in assets, including...

Former BlackRock Exec Gets $200 Million Backing From Blackstone

A hedge-fund startup run by Michael Phelps, a former head of European credit at BlackRock Inc., has attracted a $200 million investment from Blackstone Group LP, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

That puts Phelps’s Tresidor Investment Management on course to become one of the largest new funds in London this year. Stuart Roden, a former chairman of Lansdowne Partners, is also backing Tresidor and will join as a non-executive chairman, the person said, asking not to be identified because the information is private...

A Rarity on Wall Street: A Female- and Minority-Led Activist Hedge Fund

The upper ranks of hedge funds are almost exclusively white and male. Impactive Capital LP, a new activist fund being launched by two industry veterans, will be one of the exceptions.

Its co-founders and managing partners are Christian Asmar, who is Hispanic, and Lauren Taylor Wolfe. Both spent roughly a decade at activist hedge fund Blue Harbour Group LP before leaving to strike out on their own.