Paris-based boutique Laffitte Capital Management has announced the appointment of merger arbitrage specialist Bertrand Dardenne as portfolio manager, bolstering its merger arbitrage expertise in Europe and North America. Two other portfolio-analysts will further join the French manager since their recruitment is in process, the firm said. Among others, Dardenne will collaborate on the France-domiciled fund Lafitte […]
At a conference focused on absolute return in Vienna, investors expressed fears that regulators may be ‘overshooting’ and discuss ways out of the low-interest-rate environment.
A group of small but ambitious French merger arbitrage managers bucked the trend for negative performance in 2011 and are planning a repeat performance for 2012.