Caxton Venture Lucidus Said to Start $500 Million Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Lucidus Capital Partners LLP, a new joint-venture of hedge fund manager Bruce Kovner’s Caxton Associates LLC, has raised about $500 million for a high-yield debt hedge fund, three people familiar with the situation said.

Darryl Green, chief executive officer of Caxton Europe Asset Management in London, will co-manage the fund with Geoffrey Sherry, a Caxton portfolio manager based in New York, said the people, who declined to be identified because the information is private. The pair will continue to run a $1 billion high-yield bond fund for Caxton, the people said.

Caxton will have a 25 percent stake in the new firm with the balance held by Green, Sherry and other staff members, the people said. The fund will use Caxton’s infrastructure and controls to help attract institutional investors reluctant to put money into a startup fund firm.

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