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Switzerland's 116 hedge fund offices - where are they based? How Pfaeffikon is catching up with Geneva, Zurich

Friday, February 26, 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London:

For those thinking of opening up an office in Switzerland, a small town in the center of the country, with Lake Zurich’s in front and the Alpine mountains on the back, already has a claim on the finance – and especially the hedge fund – world. This town, where the 7000 or so inhabitants speak Swiss-German - and English, I am told - is Pfaeffikon. And it is at the moment in the midst of a boom, with building grounds and projects, as it is preparing to welcome an even greater international community.

Some of the firms that either have an office or head-quarters in Pfaeffikon or the area are:

- Man Group, one of the biggest listed hedge fund groups, which manages around $42bn; - LGT Capital Management, a traditional asset manager with around CHF16.8bn, and the affiliated LGT Capital Partners, an alternative asset manager with $18bn in AuM; - Horizon 21, an independent investment manager managing $8.4bn; - Aeris Capital, a private equity fund and financial advisor with $3bn; - Quaesta Capital, an independent financial services provider specialized in FX managing CHF1bn; - Mercury Forex, a currency manager; - 47 Degrees North Capital Management, a specialist alternative investment firm formed by nine former RMF and Man Investment analysts; - Swiss Alpha, a quant hedge fund manager with $120m; - Constellation Capital Advisors, another quant hedge fund manager; - True North Capital AG, ......................

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