Arion Investment Management Launches New Commodity-Focused Fund

Oct 26 2017 | 6:21pm ET

London-based commodities specialist Arion Investment Management has debuted its first investment strategy to be encapsulated in a fund structure.

The new fund, named the Raptor Commodities Fund, is a discretionary relative value vehicle that will be run as a sub-fund of the Malta-based Heracles Investment Fund SICAV. Managed by Darius Tabatabai, the fund hopes to raise $400 million and will initially focus on arbitrage value opportunities in base and precious metals markets.

The fund has been created to take advantage of post-crisis opportunities that have arisen, according to Arion founder Gerardo Tarricone in an article in Investment Europe. “Large institutions, market makers and banks have removed liquidity and risk-taking capabilities and withdrawn from the commodity space,” Tarricone said to Investment Europe. “We believe there is an opportunity to exploit inefficiencies in the market that previously didn’t exist.”

Arion Investment Management was founded in January 2016 by Tarricone, a former Morgan Stanley executive. The company invests exclusively in the commodity space via funds or bespoke accounts. 

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