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Decagon Asset Management forms strategic partnership with Squarepoint Capital

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Squarepoint Capital (Squarepoint), an established global investment firm that manages a diversified portfolio of systematic and quantitative strategies, has entered into a seed investment transaction with Decagon Asset Management (DAM), a specialised alternative asset manager focused on global risk arbitrage opportunities, whereby Squarepoint is committing long-term seed capital to DAM.

Squarepoint Capital (Squarepoint), an established global investment firm that manages a diversified portfolio of systematic and quantitative strategies, has entered into a seed investment transaction with Decagon Asset Management (DAM), a specialised alternative asset manager focused on global risk arbitrage opportunities, whereby Squarepoint is committing long-term seed capital to DAM.

The DAM team will be based in London and New York City and will focus on running a global risk arbitrage strategy across the capital structure. DAM anticipates launching in mid-2022. DAM was founded by Benjamin Durham and Nick Kroepfl, who met 20 years ago whilst studying economics at the University of Oxford.

Pierre-Adrien Nicolas, Squarepoint, says: “We are very pleased to be providing long-term seed capital to DAM. Ben and Nick are exceptionally talented investors with a compelling vision for building a global risk arbitrage business that provides attractive, risk-adjusted returns through the cycle. The leadership team at Squarepoint looks forward to supporting Ben and Nick and helping them achieve long-term success and stability.”
 
Benjamin Durham, DAM’s Founder and Chief Investment Officer, adds: “The seed investment transaction between Squarepoint and DAM is a strong validation of our strategy and team. We are extremely excited to partner with Squarepoint as we launch our business. The provision of long-term seed capital allows us focus on implementing our strategy and producing returns for our investors.”

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