Citadel Investment Group veteran Simon Leversha launches Imperia Asia hedge fund

June 7th, 2010
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Late last month, Simon Leversha, a former managing director of Citadel Investment Group LLC, launched the Imperia Asia Offshore Fund. According to Bloomberg, the Asian focused hedge fund invests in Asian securities which have been affected by such corporate events as mergers and acquisitions within three to six month timeframes.

In an interview on May 25, Mr. Leversha stated that the firm will launch with assets under management of $10 million, all of which has been provided by Imperia Asia’s partners. Mr. Leversha founded Melbourne-based Imperia Investment Group Pty earlier this year.

Imperia Investment Group’s founding Principals include: Amy Zhang (Portfolio Manager), Hector Colon (Global Head of Trading and Technology), and Vernon Van Eck (Chief Operating Officer). Ms. Zhang was previously a managing director and portfolio manager at the Blackstone Group where she focused on event-driven investment opportunities. Mr. Colon was previously a trader at Magnetar Capital, while Mr. Van Eck was at Sydney-based Ellerston Capital.
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Imperia Investment Group Pty
Related People: ; Becket Wolf*; Amy Zhang; Brandon Haley; David Grossman; Derek Kaufman; Hector Colon; Jeff Runnfeldt*; Joe Squeri; Kaveh Alamouti*; Kenneth Griffin; Mark Stainton; Ryan Garino; Simon Leversha; Steve Weller*; Vernon Van Eck
Related Entities: Citadel Investment Group*; Imperia Asia Offshore Fund; Citadel Alternative Asset Management; Citadel Equity Fund; Citadel Kensington; Citadel Wellington; Equiduct; Imperia Asia Fund; New Castle Re; Sowood Capital*
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Hedge Fund Launches and Hedge Fund Closings

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