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Former UBS Senior Exec Launching Credit Hedge Fund

May 08, 2013
Jing Chen

The former head of the proprietary trading team at UBS is planning to launch a credit hedge fund in the third quarter of this year.

Financial News reported that Yassir Benjelloun-Touimi, who was formerly a managing director and head of European credit trading at UBS, will launch Arcade Capital Partners with over $100 million in capital.

The article also said that Benjelloun-Touimi will be joined by four of his former colleagues at UBS’ proprietary trading desk, which are Edward Brunni, Russell Feldman, Vincent Martinez and Anouar Bahbouhi.

The new fund will invest in investment-grade, high-yield bonds and credit default swaps, combining fundamental credit research with mean reversion and momentum strategies.

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