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Former Federated CIO Frantzen Joins Sons' Firm

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RICHMOND, Va. (–Family ties will remain strong at Frantzen Capital Management Inc. The long/short equity hedge fund manager hired a former Federated Investors chief investment officer as its chairman.

Henry A. Frantzen will join the hedge fund firm founded in 2002 by his sons, Blair and Eric. Henry Frantzen will be the firm’s investment strategist and will run the business side of the company, said Blair Frantzen, managing director. Eric is president.

Most recently, the elder Mr. Frantzen had been consulting to Goldman Sachs, New York, and before that was executive vice president and chief investment officer in charge of global equity and fixed income for Federated, according to a statement from Frantzen Capital. He retired from Federated in 2002.

He said in the statement that as chairman he hopes to make use of his skills at growing an investment advisory business. Federated’s international assets grew to US$6 billion from nothing while he headed that effort.

The Frantzen Long/Short Fund LP, an all-capitalization fund, has US$6 million in assets, while Frantzen Capital manages US$18 million overall.

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