Bloomberg – Stanley Shopkorn, a former head of equities trading at Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital Management LLC, plans to open a global stocks hedge fund, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
Hilltop Park Fund LP, based in New York, is scheduled to start trading Oct. 1, said the person, who asked not to be named because the fund is private. Shopkorn declined to comment.
Shopkorn, 65, has managed money for wealthy clients since leaving New York-based Moore Capital in 2002. Bacon hired him in 1996 to build the firm’s equities business. Before that, Shopkorn ran hedge fund Ethos Capital LP and was a vice chairman at Salomon Brothers.
“It’s not the best of times to start a new fund,” said Graziano Lusenti, founder of Nyon, Switzerland-based Lusenti Partners LLC, an investment adviser. “Investors have become more adverse to allocating capital to hedge funds given how their performance hasn’t been overwhelming this year.”