Seeking Alpha – William von Mueffling’s Cantillon Capital Management will be closing down the hedge fund portion of its business. The fund will wind down its positions except for $1 billion worth of long positions as it reverts to a long-only shop. We’ve not covered Cantillon in our portfolio tracking series before, but von Mueffling is quite a prominent name in the industry.
His firm had $10 billion assets at its peak and more recently had around $3.5 billion assets under management. He founded the firm in 2003 after leaving Lazard, where he helped build up the investment house’s hedge fund business. Like many of the long/short equity hedge funds we track, Cantillon is a stock picking firm.