Haley's Holocene Advisors Closing To New Capital

Jun 21 2017 | 6:22pm ET

Brandon Haley’s new hedge fund Holocene Advisors is reportedly closing to new capital, including from current investors, as of the end of this month. 

Among the largest hedge fund launches of the year, Holocene began trading on April 1 and pursues a long/short equity strategy initially focused on consumer, industrials and TMT companies.

Haley was co-manager of global equities for Citadel prior to leaving in 2015 to start Holocene.

News that the fund was closing to new money was first reported by Business Insider, citing unidentified individuals familiar with the matter. Holocene is expected to have approximately $2 billion in AUM by that time, compared with the $1.5 billion it had under management when it launched on April 1, and includes a substantial portion of Haley’s new worth. 

Holocene's ascent has been closely observed by the alternatives industry as a barometer of investor appetite for new hedge funds. The company is based in New York and counts a number of senior hedge fund executives as employees, including former Folger Hill portfolio manager Mitul Shah, former Broadfin Capital COO Julia Dailey, ex-Point72 Asset Management strategy chief Berke Nayman and former Tyrian CFO Bradley Walbridge.

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