Clarke prepares initial offering

Richard Clarke, who left Aspect Capital in August, is preparing to launch his first independent hedge fund, the Clarke and Bartlett European Equity fund on 1 November 2001. The fund will invest in the top 500 European companies and will utilise the systematic research driven investment process that Clarke developed during his career as an investment analyst and as head of equities at Aspect. The fund is Caymans Islands domiciled and is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. The minimum investment i