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Morgan Stanley Investment Management Takes Minority Stake in Hawker Capital


Morgan Stanley Investment Management (“MSIM”) announced today that it reached an agreement to take a minority ownership position in Hawker Capital (Cayman) Limited (“Hawker”), a commodities-focused investment management firm headquartered in London. The transaction adds Hawker to the collection of best-in-class independent investment managers with whom MSIM has already partnered, including Avenue Capital, Lansdowne Partners, Traxis Partners and Abax Global Capital. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Hawker uses a fundamental, research-based long/short approach focused on capacity-based markets using commodities and equities. The investment team is led by co-Portfolio Managers Oliver Hawkins and Tim Sanger, who bring a shared history at Rubicon Fund Management and unique commodities-focused investment experience.

Stu Bohart, a Co-Head of MSIM and Head of Alternative Investments said, “This partnership represents another enhancement to MSIM’s alternative investments capabilities. We believe Hawker’s talented investment team is well-positioned to take advantage of the significant opportunities across the commodities space, and we are excited to partner with Hawker to provide our clients access to their proven investment expertise.”

Tim Sanger, co-Portfolio Manager of Hawker said, “We are pleased to align ourselves strategically with Morgan Stanley and look forward to building upon our partnership with them in the future.”


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