David Tepper seeds Matthew Knauer’s Nokota Management

May 8th, 2011
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Matthew Knauer has teamed up with Mina Faltas to found Nokota Management LP. The new hedge fund is reportedly being seeded by David Tepper, a renowned hedge fund guru who runs Appaloosa Management. According Business Insider, the size of Tepper’s seed commitment has not been revealed, but it’s anticipated that Nokota Management will start trading next quarter with nearly $250 million in assets under management.

Before founding Nokota Management, Matthew Knauer was most recently a senior analyst at Appaloosa Management. While at Appaloosa for over 6 years, Knauer covered the technology, media and telecom sectors.

Before Nokota Management Mina Faltas was an analyst at Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global Investors. While at Viking, Faltas invested in distressed debt and public equities. Before Viking, Faltas was a Vice President in JP Morgan's Proprietary investing group, where he focused on companies involved in distressed and special situations.
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Appaloosa Management
Nokota Management
Viking Global Investors
Related People: Andreas Halvorsen; Brian Olson*; David Ott; David Tepper; Jack Walton; Matthew Knauer; Mina Faltas
Related Entities: Nokota Partners, Appaloosa Management; Nokota Advisors LLC, Nokota Management LP; Palomino Funds.; Tiger Management*; Viking Global Equities; Viking Global Equities III; Viking Global Investors LP
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Hedge Fund Jobs, Hirings and Firings; Hedge Fund Launches and Hedge Fund Closings

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