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By Nishant Kumar
LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - London-based Mako Global Investors is backing former Marble Bar Asset Management portfolio manager Christian Thum to launch a European equities-focused hedge fund in the fourth quarter, sources said.
The hedge fund, CT Invest, will bet on rising and falling share prices of pan-European cyclicals and industrials companies and those in German-speaking countries, according to sources and a marketing material of the fund obtained by Reuters.
A spokeswoman for Mako Global Investors declined comment. Sources declined to be identified as the plan is private. (Reporting by Nishant Kumar; editing by Carolyn Cohn)