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Viennese firm seeks hedge fund and fund of fund acquisitions

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Oliver Prock
by Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Oliver Prock, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Vienna and Liechstenstein based Salus Alpha Group AG is in the market to buy other alternatives businesses. In an interview with Opalesque, Prock said: "We are interested in buying other businesses, either funds of funds run by people that are done with the business and want to have a change, or maybe single strategy funds of any type where there is a problem with distribution or marketing."

The firm was founded in 2001 by Prock and a team from Erste Bank in Vienna, where they had been responsible for funds of funds and other alternatives.

Prock says: "We felt that the offshore structures for the domestic market that were being offered would be under siege in the future, so our business plan was to create onshore daily liquid products."

This they did by bringing out a UCITS I hedge fund based fund. "We were the first to offer an alternative UCITS in 2003" Prock says. The firm has now grown to 50 people and funds under management of $1bn, with offices worldwide in Vienna, Liechtenstein, India, Stockholm and Hong Kong among other places.

They now focus on specialised funds, structured products and managed accounts for institutions such as pension funds, insurance companies and family offices. The firm started with the retail product UCI......................

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