Orthogon collects over $130 mln for second fund

Orthogon, an alternative asset manager, has raised over $130 million for its second fund. Also, the firm has named James Lavelle as a partner. Previously, Lavelle worked at Two Sigma Investments.


New York, September 12, 2018 – Orthogon Partners Investment Management, LLC (“Orthogon”), an alternative asset manager specializing in esoteric assets, announced today the initial closing of their second fund, Orthogon Partners II, LP, in August with commitments in excess of $130 million.

“We’re pleased with the results of our first close for Partners II, which includes both returning and new investors,” said Branko Belusic, Partner at Orthogon. “We look forward to continued performance of the Orthogon strategy, which has consistently provided attractive returns with no loss of principal and very low correlation to common market indices.”

Orthogon also announced that James Lavelle has joined Orthogon as Partner. Along with other principals at Orthogon, Mr. Lavelle’s prior role included managing investments as part of the proprietary private investments team at Two Sigma Investments. “We’re glad to be working with James again,” said Brian Lee, Partner, also formerly with Two Sigma Investments. “He’s rejoining a team and a strategy that he knows extremely well.”

Commenting on his new position, James Lavelle said, “Orthogon Partners is executing a unique, differentiated investment strategy in which I have years of experience. I enjoyed my prior role and now look forward to helping to scale Orthogon’s investment capabilities and origination platforms.”

Dominique Severino, Partner at Orthogon. “In an increasingly crowded investment universe, there are too few ways in which investment managers can consistently add alpha to investor portfolios. At Orthogon, we have developed the expertise to pursue opportunities that few others can, generating alpha through less-competed, unconventional assets.”

About Orthogon Partners
Orthogon Partners is an alternative asset manager specializing in esoteric assets, assets which are typically non-bid, non-flow, non-auctioned, non-brokered, and non-market. In its pursuit of such opportunities, Orthogon often originates investments which are one-of-a-kind, orphaned, unrecognized, or ignored. Orthogon is headquartered in New York and has investment operations in Europe and the Americas.