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Forging Its Own Path, British Hedge Fund Finds Success

NYT – As a partner at Goldman Sachs, he wore a kilt to the firm’s annual black-tie dinner in New York. After leaving Goldman, Mr. Kirk, an astrophysicist by training, set up a hedge fund in Cambridge, England, a world away from the fashionable neighborhood of Mayfair in London where many hedge funds are based.

But Mr. Kirk’s firm, Cantab Capital Partners, has been turning heads recently in London and New York with a new fund that aggressively undercuts its competitors on fees. The fund, which uses computer models to trade on trends in markets around the world, opened to outside investors in the first quarter and grew to more than $600 million by the beginning of April.

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