Pequot Capital of Westport, Connecticut, as of Jan. 1, began operating as an independent investment firm, having spun off from Dawson-Samberg Capital Management of Southport.

Pequot Capital has more than $4 billion in assets under management in its family of 11 mutual funds which are invested primarily in the technology, telecommunications/media and healthcare industries.

Arthur Samberg, who has overseen the Pequot funds since their inception in 1986, is the firm's chairman and ceo and Daniel Benton is its president.

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