* Raising money for European, convertibles funds
* Winding down master fund's illiquid investments
LONDON, July 27 British hedge fund firm Polygon
Investment Partners is looking to raise money for two new funds,
a source close to the company told Reuters, as it winds up its
main multi-strategy fund and returns cash to investors.
The firm has recently launched the European Equity
Opportunity fund and the Convertible Opportunity fund, the
source said on Monday, and is seeking money from outside clients
as well as offering investors in the master fund opportunity to
"It sees dislocations and some great opportunities in these
areas," the source said.
Polygon, which was founded in 2002 by Reade Griffith and
Paddy Dear, is in the process of winding up its Global
Opportunities fund, which had $2.5-$3 billion in assets at the
end of last year, after investing in illiquid assets.
The firm, which has limited redemptions, is returning cash
to investors and will now focus on hedge funds in specific
strategies rather than one multi-strategy fund.
Polygon declined to comment.
Earlier this month Reuters reported that Centaurus Capital
has returned to event-driven investments after winding down its
$1.2 billion Alpha fund. [ID:nLH28146]
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(Reporting by Laurence Fletcher and Quentin Webb; Editing by