Hunterbrook, an investment firm, has begun hiring financial journalists who will support its research team in identifying deals. The writing room, which will operate independently of the investment division, will search for stories and share them with the hedge fund managers. These will then be used to position themselves for or against a listed company, a country or bonds. Once the investment has been made, the news will be published.
The individuals responsible for this initiative, as revealed by the Financial Times, are U.S. investor Nathaniel Brooks Horwitz and writer Sam Koppelman, both 27 years old. The project has leveraged $10 million in seed capital, which it intends to expand with further financing to reach $100 million.