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Caliburn Capital Partners, a fund of hedge funds manager with offices in London, Geneva and Montreal, has announced the appointment as equity partners of Mike Curry, Lana Exertier, Apostol

Caliburn Capital Partners, a fund of hedge funds manager with offices in London, Geneva and Montreal, has announced the appointment as equity partners of Mike Curry, Lana Exertier, Apostolos Katsaris and Pawel Kisielewski.

The firm has grown significantly since the launch of its flagship Caliburn Strategic Fund in June 2006. Last year saw the launch of three further funds, the Caliburn Greater China Fund, the Caliburn Energy New Era Fund and the Caliburn Global Inefficiencies Fund. Current assets under management exceed USD1bn.

Curry, aged 40 and a South African national, joined Caliburn in 2005. With more than 14 years of related finance industry experience, including six years in hedge fund research, he is an investment manager for the Greater China Fund and has responsibility for qualitative research and the selection of hedge funds in Asia.

Exertier, 34 and a Russian national, has been with Caliburn since 2005 and is an investment manager for the Global Inefficiencies Fund, with responsibility for qualitative research and the selection of hedge funds exploiting market inefficiencies. She also covers emerging markets.

Katsaris, aged 31, is of Greek nationality and has been with Caliburn since 2005. With more than nine years of quantitative modelling experience, Apostolos is head of quantitative analysis and a member of the portfolio risk committee.

Briton Kisielewski, 47, who joined Caliburn in 2006 and is responsible for client development, has 22 years of financial services experience, mostly in institutional equity sales at leading investment banks.

Caliburn says the appointments were made as part of the continuing development of the partnership to reflect the growth in the underlying business as the firm matures as a provider of investment management services to an institutional client base.

‘Caliburn Capital Partners has made significant progress since the early days of 2005,’ says chief executive Jeremy Rowlands. ‘That progress can be seen in all aspects of the company and resulted in our strong performance and asset growth in 2007.

‘It is appropriate that we recognise some of the individuals who have materially contributed to our development to date and who will, in the opinion of the managing partners, continue to make a significant contribution for the foreseeable future. It has always been our intention to broaden the partnership as Caliburn developed.’

The Caliburn Strategic Fund returned 21.53 per cent in 2007 net of fees, while the Greater China Fund was launched in April 2007 and returned 25.22 per cent up to December. The Energy New Era Fund launched in May returned 6.09 per cent to December, while the Global Inefficiencies Fund was launched in July and returned 2.51 per cent up to the end of the year.

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