Ex-Goldman Trader Returns 0.9% After Starting Hedge Fund 4 Days Post-Quake

Bloomberg – Hayate Atom Multi Strategy fund has returned 0.9 percent since former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) trader Masaru Matsumoto started the Japan focused hedge fund four days after the nation’s strongest earthquake on record.

The fund, which invests in stocks and futures indexes based on a mathematical model, started with about $4 million from domestic and overseas investors on March 15, said Matsumoto, chief executive officer at Atom Investment Co. With a maximum capacity of about 20 billion yen ($239 million), the fund aims to raise about 2 billion yen over the next six months, he said.

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