In the midst of a financial crisis, with many hedge funds fighting for survival, setting out to raise more than $600 million in investor capital seems an improbable aim. But hedge fund manager Salem Abraham does not see it that way.
On a business trip to New York, he is in high spirits. Multi-billion dollar institutional investors are showing real interest in Abraham Trading Company, the Canadian, Texas-based managed futures company of which he is president. The company is on course to grow to $